Last time I wrote about the history of house numbers, inspired by a little book. Since then the subject haunts me. In our neighbourhood we find a great variety in colours, number signs and shapes of letters. Often it seems that one tends to follow the example of the neighbours. The method in The Hague before World War II – paint a white background on the brick wall and the digits on it – is still to be seen everywhere.
The owner of a house on Curacaostraat obviously wanted something different.
15 January 2016, FH (MM)