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Maison Communale de Saint-Gilles

Maison Communale de Saint-Gilles

Posted 14 August 2009 | By | Categories: town hall | 1 Comment

La Maison Communale de Saint-Gilles or in English the Saint-Gilles Town hall was completed in 1904. It was built according to the plans of architect and urbanist Victor Besme and bears a lot of similarities with a French château with Venetian overtones seen in the tower. The interior can be visited during office working hours […]

Hotel Hannon

Hotel Hannon

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: Art Nouveau | No Comments

The Hotel Hannon was completed in 1903 by architect Jules Brunfaut for his friend Edouard Hannon who wanted a townhouse in the much popular at the time Art Nouveau style. Almost demolished in 1965 after the death of Hannon’s daughter when it fell into the wrong hands, it was saved by the town of Saint-Gilles who bought […]

Prison de Saint-Gilles

Prison de Saint-Gilles

Posted 16 June 2009 | By | Categories: Prison | 6 Comments

The prison de Saint-Gilles, which replaced Carmes prison in the Sablon, was built between 1878 and 1884 and was the work of the engineer, Francois Derré the architect, Joseph Dumont. The jail is in a purely Tudor style that resembles a medieval castle or fort and was built according to the ideas of 19th century […]

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