Façades of The Hague #123

Façade without doors, part of the Willibrordus House, Oude Molstraat, originally a monastic complex with a long building history.

A plaque says “Melchisedek, priest of the Highest, offered bread and wine. Gen. 14:18. In this building was a hidden church of the the parish of Saint James from the second half of the 17th century until 1878.”  Originally The Hague’s Grote Kerk (Great Church) served St. James’s parish, but after the Dutch reformation it became a protestant church and openly being catholic was forbidden in the country.

The shape of the present façade is however of a much later date than the 17th century.

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All pictures were taken in March 2017.

Bertus Pieters

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