St. Barbara Gasthuis
"OM dat WII oVt ende behoeftICh sChenen VerLaten
Heeft HVgo Van AffendeLf hIer gestICht tonfer baten"
The capitalized letters that are Roman numerals (the W is read as VV) results in a list of Roman numerals that when added up give the year of establishment of the hospital 1 x M + 3 x C + 2 x L + 6 x V + 5 x I = 1435. As the hospital functions in later centuries were consolidated at the St. Elisabeth Gasthuis, the former hospital became a hofje, which later was abandoned and became derelict. The old hofje was torn down in 1845, leaving the old gateway as a memorial.
Similar medieval hall of beds in Beaune
Address: Janstraat 54, Haarlem
|Dutch Rijksmonument 19338|
- Architectuurgids Haarlem, by Piet Roos, J. Bart Uittenhout
- Haarlems hofjes, Dr. G. H. Kurtz, Schuyt & Co C.V., Haarlem, 1972, ISBN 90-6097-027-6
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