Grandfather Jacobus van Gerve’s Stuyvesantstraat Buildings

First stop was to take the tram down to my Grandfather Jacob van Gerve’s buildings he built in the 1930s, finding them located between 2 canals.  Two blocks of brick apartment buildings on either side, with some of the buildings’ fronts being refurbished.  It turns out that my Grandfather’s buildings are considered historic buildings so that they follow protocols per historic preservation regulations.  It was gratifying to see that, not only were the buildings there, but were being refurbished to have a new life, and were considered historical landmarks.  He was a Commercial Real Estate Developer in the Netherlands, building a Wild Waves-type Water park, office buildings, and apartment buildings.

 

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