Wearing a cassock, holding a lily branch
The statue in the façade of Pand 18 depicts St. Aloysius, wearing a cassock and surplice and holding a lily branch and crucifix, as a symbol of young people at study. The school building at no. 18 St Josephstraat was dedicated in 1908. It was a chapel and hall for young members of the Congregation of St. Aloysius.
In 1909 the parochial school St. Jan began using the building and in 1912 the St. Aloysius secondary school was built next door. Both schools fell under the biggest school board in ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Sint-Jansstichting, which ran almost all the city’s catholic primary and intermediate-level secondary schools. Over time, the primary school moved to the South of the city. Its building was taken over by another intermediate-level secondary school, the Paulus-mavo.
The secondary schools also moved out, to the Maaspoort district, which was when another school, the IVO-mavo, moved into the early 20th-century buildings. After this school, too, had found a new home elsewhere, the old school buildings were allocated their current cultural function.
How to reach us & where to park
Pand 18 is situated in the 's-Hertogenbosch city centre, and St. Josephstraat is a side street off the well-known Hinthamerstraat. From the main train station it will take you just under fifteen minutes to cross the city centre and walk here. If you come by car you can park inside the parking garage on St. Josephstraat.