Architectural Lantern Slides of Belgium

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Belgium. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Image subjects include public buildings, historic buildings, church exteriors and interiors, and synagogues. Street photographs include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Churches

Architecture

City halls

Cathedrals

Synagogues

Spatial Coverage

Kortrijk

Herentals

Belgium

Tournai

Antwerp

Oudenaarde

Namur

Nieuwpoort

Diksmuide

Ypres

Ghent

Mechelen

Brussells

Liege

Alost

Geel

Florennes

Louvain

Bruges

Anvers

Ostend

Utrecht

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The architect of the City Hall of Leuven, Matheus de Layens, was called to draw up plans but it is unclear if they were followed. The Renaissance cupola was added in the eighteenth century. It contains a bell dating from 1390, the Bancloque, as well as a clock.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Built by architect Hendrik van Pede in 1526-1537 to replace the medieval Schepenhuis (Aldermen’s House) that occupied the same site. Another older structure, the 14th-century Cloth Hall, was retained and now forms a sort of extension at the back of the Town Hall proper. The Town Hall initially combined functions of government and commerce, with rooms on the ground floor reserved for traders: the Corn House, Weighhouse and Lower Cloth Hall. The Oudenaarde Town Hall was a late flowering of …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The longer left wing has ten bays and includes the original entrance staircase flanked by sculpted lions, which were added in 1770.

    In the 15th century civic buildings, such as the Hôtel de Ville (completed 1455) in the Grand-Place, the main market-place, began to compete with the religious buildings in their number and artistic quality. It is one of the most important secular Gothic buildings in Brabant. It consists of two wings divided by a tall, central bell-tower and was built in at leas…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In the 15th century civic buildings, such as the Hôtel de Ville (completed 1455) in the Grand-Place, the main market-place, began to compete with the religious buildings in their number and artistic quality. It is one of the most important secular Gothic buildings in Brabant. It consists of two wings divided by a tall, central bell-tower and was built in at least three campaigns under different architects including Jacob van Thienen (fl 1377-1406) and Herman de Voghele. The last phase, which …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Built by architect Hendrik van Pede in 1526-1537 to replace the medieval Schepenhuis (Aldermen’s House) that occupied the same site. Another older structure, the 14th-century Cloth Hall, was retained and now forms a sort of extension at the back of the Town Hall proper. The Town Hall initially combined functions of government and commerce, with rooms on the ground floor reserved for traders: the Corn House, Weighhouse and Lower Cloth Hall. The Oudenaarde Town Hall was a late flowering of …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The town hall is a large complex of 17th century buildings arranged around a courtyard, updated in the 18th century. These are brick and stone; one wing features a large Rococo gable. The town hall itself is a block forming the street facade and dates from 1825-1830. Roelandt’s earliest projects conform to the strict Neo-classical or Empire style of his French teachers (Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine).

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The statue in front of the hall recalls the legend of the founding of Antwerp–the giant’s hand being thrown into the Scheldt River by Brabo.

    The design of the Stadhuis is attributed to Cornelis Floris and Willem van den Broeck, who may have been assisted by advisers from outside the city. The building was inaugurated in 1565. When Antwerp was sacked in November 1576, the Stadhuis, the courtyard of which had served as an artillery arsenal, was gutted by fire; it was completely rebuilt in…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The interior courtyard has a glass roof, rich decoration, a monumental state staircase and frescoes by Henri Leys and others.

    The design of the Stadhuis is attributed to Cornelis Floris and Willem van den Broeck, who may have been assisted by advisers from outside the city. The building was inaugurated in 1565. When Antwerp was sacked in November 1576, the Stadhuis, the courtyard of which had served as an artillery arsenal, was gutted by fire; it was completely rebuilt in the original style …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The town hall, which over the centuries has repeatedly been extended and renovated in 1875 fell victim to demolition. However, the two side buildings were retained: the prison wing from 1634 with stepped gable, and a baroque facade from 1730. Between these two wings a brand new city hall was built with a tall High Gothic style portico and belfry, ca. 1880. This was destroyed in WWI. In the context of reconstruction, architect V. Vaerwyck in collaboration with J. Vierin from Bruges created a t…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    View taken before damage in World War I (May, 1915).

    In 1241 there was a fire in the city which destroyed many of the wooden buildings. The wooden house in the Rijselsestraat is a reconstruction of a 16th century house. At the beginning of the 19th century Ypres had more than 90 wooden houses.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The exterior of the finished Gothic portion is remarkable for its luxuriant sculptural decoration, concentrated around niches that were intended for statues of the counts and countesses of Flanders. The 19 small sculptures that now stand there, however, are the result of a wave of neo-Gothicism ca. 1900.

    The Town Hall, which is in the heart of the old city, is bordered by the Hoogpoort, Botermarkt, Poeljemarkt and Stadhuissteeg. The foundation stone of the new building (a simple stone buildi…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The so-called Bollaertskamer, designed by Joos Rooman (fl 1552-1581), exhibits a remarkable superimposition of three different colonnades in the French and Italian manners.

    The Town Hall, which is in the heart of the old city, is bordered by the Hoogpoort, Botermarkt, Poeljemarkt and Stadhuissteeg. The foundation stone of the new building (a simple stone building, with step gables), which lies in the centre of the present-day complex, was laid on 4 July 1482. The next major building initiati…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01