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 total cost of the construction, land and furnishings was somewhere in the region of 45-50 million Belgian francs. It is the biggest building constructed in the 19th century, and is larger than St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. It has a total built ground surface of 26,000 m². Situated on a hill, there is a level difference of 20 meters between the upper and lower square, which results in multiple entrances to the building at different levels. Sometimes categorized as Baroque Revival, the …

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

    Work stopped in 1621, without the church ever being completed. At the keystone, it reaches 24.5 meters in height. The choir is surrounded by an ambulatory and 15 chapels. The construction of a tower 190 meters high was originally intended; it was begun in 1548, but the work ceased in 1691 at roof height. The church is known for is 16th century stained glass and interior sculpture by Jacques Du Broeucq. It also houses a Gothic Revival (1887) reliquary of St. Waudru, and a Louis XVI style proce…

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

    The oldest parish church in Geel, it is an example of Brabantine Gothic, with a Baroque interior. It was rebuilt in brick from an earlier white sandstone church after a fire; parts of the older stone facade remain. The paneling of the side aisles and the confessionals were carved by Pieter Valckx. The choir stalls date from the late 17th century. There is a pulpit from about 1715 by Willem Kerrickx , and the high altar of 1748 by the Mechlin artist Theodore Verhaegen. The marble choir of 1693…

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

    In the 19th century, responding to the Age of Enlightenment, Great Synagogues were built in many capitals of Europe to show that Jews were full and free citizens. The synagogue survived the Holocaust in which 25,000 Belgian Jews died. Renamed as the Great Synagogue of Europe in 2008, dedicated as a focal point for European Jews.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • 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:

    The building lost somewhat of its typical neoclassical temple-like appearance by the addition in the 19th-century of a bell tower (after the design of Tilman-François Suys) and a colored fresco by Jean Portaels on the pediment.

    The building was designed and built to be included in the neoclassical style of the Place Royale. Construction of the facade was started by architect Gilles-Barnabé Guimard after the designs of Jean-Benoît-Vincent Barré (1775). The nave, transept, choir and and sacris…

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

    Designed by Jacob (Jean-Jacques) Winders and Frans Van Dijk, built beginning in 1884, opened in 1890, and completed in 1894. Sculpture on the building includes two bronze figures of Fame with horse-drawn chariots by sculptor Thomas Vincotte, and seven rondel medallions of artists that include Boetius à Bolswert, Frans Floris, Jan Van Eyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Quentin Matsys, Erasmus Quellinus II, and Appelmans, separated by four monumental sculptures representing Architecture, Painting, Sculpt…

    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 Dympna altarpiece dates from 1515, by the Antwerp artist Jan van Waver.

    The church is dedicated to the Irish Saint Dympna, who according to legend was beheaded and buried in Geel in 600. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill and the church was a pilgrimage church. The present church building began in 1349, built in white sandstone. In 1489 it was ravaged by fire, after which reconstruction and expansion took place. Construction lasted until 1585 on the massive tower, decorated with…

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

    On 16 September 1844, the project was awarded to a young architect from Ghent, Louis van Overstraeten, based on his designs in a competition begun in 1843. Van Overstraeten died from cholera in 1849 and was succeeded by Louis Hansotte. In 1853 the unfinished church was consecrated. Fund raising and building continued into 1880. The final cost is estimated as 2,547,888 Francs. Giacomo Puccini’s funeral was held in the church in 1924.

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

    In the 15th century, new churches were founded including Notre-Dame des Victoires (or Notre-Dame du Sablon; choir begun 1436). Built in the 15th and 16th centuries, Notre Dame du Sablon is noted for its four-fold gallery with brightly colored stained-glass windows; the windows of the choir are 14 m tall. Sablon (or Zavel in Dutch) is the name of a district of the city. There are Baroque chapels for the Princes of Thurn and Tassis (1651-1676) executed in black marble by Luke Faid'herbe Mal…

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

    The original station building was constructed between 1895 and 1905 as a replacement for the original terminus of the Brussels-Mechelen-Antwerp Railway. The stone clad terminus buildings, with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie and the vast (185 metres long and 44 metres high) iron and glass trainshed by Clement van Bogaert. The viaduct into the station is also a notable structure designed by local architect Jan Van Asperen. The style is “highly e…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01