As a social entrepreneur, Van Kempen (owner of the Silver Factory 19th century) also devoted himself to good, cheap and healthy housing for his employees. High demands were placed on the tenants. Not only their neatly clean curtains, but also the social and religious behavior of the tenants were carefully monitored. In 1895, fourteen houses were built at Sint Nicolaaspark for the better paid employees. Half was owned by director Anton van Kempen. Every morning he walked by to inspect the buildings.
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