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Memorial stone on the front wall of town house Sint Janstraat 9, the first town house in Middelburg being rebuilt after the great fire on 17 May 1940.

The memorial stone on the front wall of town house Sint Janstraat 9 commemorates the reconstruction of Middelburg after the great fire on 17 May 1940. Town house Sint Janstraat 9 was the first town house being rebuilt. In the other town houses being rebuilt during World War II a memorial stone, representing a Phoenix, was placed in the front wall.

Text on the memorial stone (in Dutch):

Dit is het eerste pand, herrezen na den brand 17 mei 1940 Steen gelegd door den burgemeester Mr. Dr. J. van Walre de Bordes Gebouwd door I. de Wolff

Text on the memorial stone (translated into English):

This is the first building being resurrected after the great fire on May 17th. 1940  Stone laid by Mayor Mr. Dr. J. van Walre de Bordes Built by I. de Wolff

Memorial stone with Phoenix, widely applied for the new buildings after the great fire on 17 May 1940

Memorial stone with Phoenix, widely applied for the new buildings after the great fire on 17 May 1940

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