Gable stones often served as an address indicator in the city. Sometimes they were also simply advertising. What occupation was practiced in the building? Or where did the occupant come from? The gablestone told. From municipal storage and from demolished buildings, many façade stones were replaced around 1970.
Want to shorten the route? Then start at number 15 Het Hof and take a short walk down Hofstraat and Nieuwstraat. From the municipal storage and from demolished buildings were around 1970 many facade stones
relocated. The area near Statenplein is now a Valhalla of and for facing stones.
TIP: Gezichten van Dordrecht, a booklet with background information on facade stones with faces.