For 1939 I found several houses displaying that year with names of architects. One of the pictures though, the one displaying the text “Evere 1939”, is to be found in the façade of the City Hall of Evere, a Brussels’ municipality.
As regards history 1939 was a very special year. It is the start of World War II and the end of the Spanish Civil War.
This year was also a “difficult” one. I did not find houses displaying the year 1864.
I found the year 1864 displayed in the information provided to tourists on the Berlaymont building, which houses the European Commission.
In 1864 the cemetery of Molenbeek was inaugurated as mentioned in the memorial at the entrance. In that cemetery Horta designed the burial monument of the Cresonnières family.
This year was rich in discoveries.
The reader will notice that I found some interesting items to capture with my camera.
One picture is about the memorial of Leon Delcroix, a Belgian composer who lived in Brussels. I also took a picture of a statue of the Virgin Mary with the year 1938 displayed in the pedestal. This statue is located at the entrance of a school nearby the Sainte Suzanne chuch (see my post on 1932).
The year 1936 seems an easy one when it comes to finding buildings architects signatures displaying that year.
Similarly to 1933 it was easy to find houses built on that year or plaques and memorials displaying that year.
The first picture displays the year 1934 and the name of J.B. Dewin with the words “arch.” (architect) and “bouwm.” (bouwmeester), which is the dutch word for architect. We have thus here a bilingual architect signature. I also found interesting the fact that after the year 1934 a dot has been placed. This signature can be seen on the façade of the town hall of the Brussels municipality of Forest / Vorst. Here is a link to Wikipedia with a nice picture of this building