Amsterdam hostel for working men
|Architect||J.E. van der Pek|
|More||P. Korzelius, Vereniging Amsterdams Bouwfonds 1905-1975 : 'De volkshuisvesting dienen op sociaal verantwoorde wijze', Amsterdam, 1988.|
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Housing for single working men
The need for accommodation for single workers came to official attention around 1905. The emphasis had hitherto been on building family homes, which the housing associations saw as a less hazardous investment.
H.C.A. Henny, the director of Vereniging Amsterdams Bouwfonds, decided to commission a study of housing requirements for single working men. Once it was clear such a need indeed existed, the Amsterdam City Council assigned the Vereniging a plot of land on the site of the former Amstel sugar refinery in Marnixstraat.