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The former Hogere Burger School was built to the design of municipal architect P. Andriessen on the edge of the Boomberg residential area near the Corverbos. The school is clearly visible from the Schuttersweg and the later Geert van Mesdagweg.
The school building shows a mixture of Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Gothic. The silhouette is determined by the gable ends under plug-in caps and protruding gutter moldings on consoles. The piers of the risalites were built into pillars above the eaves. The arches above the high windows are provided with extension stones. By using different colors of (glazed) brick, the school forms a colorful whole.
The gable above the entrance is striking because of the tile panels. At the very top is a triangular tableau with the coat of arms of Hilversum. Below are tableaux with the original year of construction 1903 and with the year 1993, the year in which the school was rebuilt and restored after a fire. Next to the school is the caretaker’s house in the same style that fits well with the character of the residential area.
Source: Annette Koenders, Hilversum. Architectuur en Stedenbouw 1850-1940, Zwolle (2001).
Jonkerweg 31 / Schuttersweg 38, Hilversum