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

    The great Cloth Hall, symbol of the town’s commercial importance and a prototype for the Brabantine Gothic town hall, was begun in the 13th century and finished at the beginning of the 14th. It was one of the largest commercial buildings of the Middle Ages, when it served as the main market and warehouse for the Flemish city’s prosperous cloth industry. The structure which stands today is the exact copy of the original medieval building, rebuilt after World War I. The belfry that surm…

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

    Cathedral visible in center background. View taken before damage in World War I (May, 1915).

    The great Cloth Hall, symbol of the town’s commercial importance and a prototype for the Brabantine Gothic town hall, was begun in the 13th century and finished at the beginning of the 14th. It was one of the largest commercial buildings of the Middle Ages, when it served as the main market and warehouse for the Flemish city’s prosperous cloth industry. The structure which stands today is the…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public