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 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 layers of white sandstone and brown iron sandstone, but the tower was never …

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

    In 1699, the west tower was capped by the current Baroque slate steeple, designed by Belgian architect Antoine Pastorana.

    Notre-Dame de la Chapelle was begun ca. 1190, but rebuilt in Brabantine Gothic. The nave dates from 1421-1483. Notre-Dame de la Chapelle is the burial (1569) site of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and his wife; their memorial is in one of the chapels. In 1699, the west tower was capped by the current Baroque slate steeple, designed by Belgian architect Antoine Pastorana.

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

    The Church of St. Madeleine was built between 1850 and 1853, designed by Pierre Buyck, a local architect. In 1842 Buyck went back into government service as provincial architect for the district of Bruges; he built numerous churches, presbyteries, town halls, schools and hospitals in the north of West Flanders. His role in the rise of the archaeological Gothic Revival style, of which Bruges became the centre, is especially interesting. As early as 1844 he collaborated with R. D. Chantrell (17…

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

    The covering of the Senne (French: voûtement de la Senne, Dutch: overwelving van de Zenne) was one of the defining events in the history of Brussels. The Senne/Zenne (French/Dutch) was historically the main waterway of Brussels, but it became more polluted and less navigable as the city grew. By the second half of the 19th century, it had become a serious health hazard. In 1865, the mayor of Brussels, Jules Anspach (1829-1879), selected a design by architect Leon Suys to cover the river and b…

    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:

    St. Martin’s Collegiate Church, in Gothic style, dates back to 1480. It contains a painting by Rubens, “Saint Roch beseeching Christ to terminate the Plague at Aalst”, and it has also a beautiful tabernacle (dated 1605), which features sculptures made by Hieronymus Duquesnoy the Elder. In addition to silverware and vestments of the Abbey of Drongen, the church houses the tomb of Thierry Martens, the first printer of Belgium. A copper meridian line, running through the south tran…

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

    There was an earlier St. Catherine’s, but the present building is 19th century, done in revival styles. In 1854, the construction of the chapel began after the docks of St. Catherine Place were filled in. The original area had docks and a fish market, but flooded often, resulting in the need to fill in and reclaim the land. Today there is a square with a Christmas market and a long rectangular park extending north, where the Anspach Fountain has been relocated.

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

    Notre-Dame de la Chapelle was begun ca. 1190, but rebuilt in Brabantine Gothic. The nave dates from 1421-1483. Notre-Dame de la Chapelle is the burial (1569) site of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and his wife; their memorial is in one of the chapels. In 1699, the west tower was capped by the current Baroque slate steeple, designed by Belgian architect Antoine Pastorana.

    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:

    Baroque ornament became characteristic on the houses of the wealthy, but it was generally applied to existing Renaissance structures. Often the decoration on larger hôtels was concentrated around a courtyard, presenting an unobtrusive façade to the outside world. Fine examples are the pure Renaissance Plantin-Moretus House. In a 34-year career Christoph Plantin printed ca. 2540 editions covering religion, law, history, science, languages and humanistic texts. The Officina Plantiniana (his pre…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01