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Eclectic low income housing by Dutch Jewish architect Michel de Klerk.


Eclectic low-income housing by Dutch Jewish architect Michel de Klerk. Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam. See more images on twitpic. de Klerk was one of the founders of the Amsterdam School of architecture. Raised in the Jewish slums near the old canal rings, he married married Sephardic Jew Lea Jessurun, daughter of Joseph Jessurun and Benvenida Brandon. Many of the early residents of this housing complex were also Jewish.

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