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As I am determined to discover everything there is to know about the Art Nouveau in my home town Dordrecht, I am studying all material available. To start, I have selected the recognised Art Nouveau/Jugenstil objects that are on the list of National Monuments. Figured that would be a good place to start. Just pick the first object, and start digging! However, it wasn’t as easy as I expected.

I had decided to start with monument 522344, located at Vriesestraat 130. But there was not much to find on the internet about the architecture of this building, except for the fact that it has an Art Nouveau facade… Nothing about who designed it, when it was designed. I even went to the city archives yesterday to do some real diggin’ but no luck there either… It will take me some time to work out the best way to get to the information, and as soon as I do, you will be the first to know!

In the mean time, I am keeping my eyes open and I am enjoying this journey into getting to know Art Nouveau very much! Amazing how much Art Nouveau is actually around us every day (objects that are not mentioned on a monuments list). And all you have to do – to see it – is really look! My find of the day must be this lovely house: Komatistraat 54, Dordrecht.

Komatistraat 54, Dordrecht

Komatistraat 54 - windowKomatistraat 54 - window

Komatistraat 54, door