7 venice str

7 Venice Street is the oldest occupied building in Brunant (in Donderstad).


It was built in the 1370s for a local blacksmith, and was later the home of painter Wilhelmus Veldsteen from the 1460s until his death in 1504. The house has been renovated a few times, and gaps in the wall were fixed with bricks in the 18th century.

By the 2000s the old house was again in a very bad state: the shingles on the roof were falling off and stones on the wall began to crack. Some citizens have been interested in preserving this historic house, but the local government has not yet done anything. It is being considered as a candidate for Monument status.

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