Heukelom, George van

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Name
Heukelom, George van Gender: M
George Willem van Heukelom
born on 29 March 1870 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Tilburg, Netherlands, 51n34, 5e05
Timezone LMT m5e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°37' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°33 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°09'



George van Heukelom (Portrait by Floris Verster, 1922)

Biography

Dutch engineer and architect who first designed and engineered structures such as bridges, platform changes and station canopies for the State Railways. He proceeded to design buildings such as the Maastricht Railway Station (1912-1915), the first in the 20th century used not only as a terminus, but also designed as a station for passing trains.

His most famous work is the Derde Administratiegebouw (Third Administration Building, known as The Inkwell), completed in 1921. Constructed with 21 million bricks, it is the largest brick building in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe.

Van Heukelom was also active in the field of restoration of churches and historic buildings. He died in Utrecht on 17 February 1952, aged 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 220 from the online Tilburg archives: "ten een ure des namiddags" (at one o'clock in the afternoon).

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil