Panel 7 Patrimonium

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Nieuwe Karselaan 69
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From 1915, the Nieuwe Karselaan got a lot busier. Now that a railway line had been built, Amstelveners could take the train to the Haarlemmermeer station in Amsterdam. Shopkeepers and entrepreneurs wanted a place on this road that led to the station, at the Karselaan stop. Forge Klück is still there today, it has been located in the same place since 1922. The Protestant-Christian housing foundation Patrimonium built more than 300 homes close to the railway line. They were affordable homes for workers, so not too big and without a shower. You washed at the public baths on the Molenweg. For 25 cents you had 20 minutes to get clean, with hot water!

Gun Turrets

During the war, the railway som…

From 1915, the Nieuwe Karselaan got a lot busier. Now that a railway line had been built, Amstelveners could take the train to the Haarlemmermeer station in Amsterdam. Shopkeepers and entrepreneurs wanted a place on this road that led to the station, at the Karselaan stop. Forge Klück is still there today, it has been located in the same place since 1922. The Protestant-Christian housing foundation Patrimonium built more than 300 homes close to the railway line. They were affordable homes for workers, so not too big and without a shower. You washed at the public baths on the Molenweg. For 25 cents you had 20 minutes to get clean, with hot water!

Gun Turrets

During the war, the railway sometimes put the neighbourhood in danger. There were trains with anti-aircraft guns and ammunition for German soldiers guarding Schiphol. The gun turrets just behind Patrimonium roared regularly. In February 1945, an English bomber tried to destroy this important railway line. It went horribly wrong. The bombs came down on homes on the Charlotte de Montpensierlaan. 11 people were killed and 60 injured, many of whom died from their wounds in the following months.

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