Restoration of the GJ de Jongh Monument Museum Park

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Alderman Wijbenga (responsible for the portfolios of enforcement, outdoor space, integration and living together) will be present at the start of the restoration work of the GJ de Jongh monument in the Museum Park. It GJ de Jongh monument is a memorial monument to Gerrit Johannes de Jongh (1845 1917). He was director of the Rotterdam Public Works Department between 1879 and 1910 and is seen as 'the port builder of Rotterdam' and initiator of the modernization of the city itself: gas, water, electricity, sewerage and infrastructure. The monument was unveiled in 1935 and has been modified several times since then. Over time, the monument has been damaged. Much damage has been 'brushed away' with repair agent or by applying new plates, blocks and tiles in other types of natural stone. Alderman Wijbenga will give on Tuesday 29 June from 16.00 to 17.00 p.m., in the presence of one of the descendants of GJ de Jongh and a niece of the designer of the tableaus. Hendrik Chabot, the go-ahead for the restoration.

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