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The interbellum: 1938

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 Interbellum: 1932 – 2

This is a follow-up to my previous post on 1932? which included pictures of the church of Saint Jean-Baptiste in Molenbeek.

This post displays pictures of architects signatures, some of them famous ones (Dewin, De Lestré, Van Meulecom). A picture with a building by Jasinski (with the corresponding signature) also appears in the post.

The reader will also notice the plaque (in French) mentioning 1932 as the year when construction of the church of Sainte Suzanne in Schaarbeek (see picture) was completed. Interesting to note is that this is one of the three Brussels churches built in concrete, the two others are Saint Jean Baptiste in Molenbeek (see my post on 1932) and Saint Augustin in Forest.

There is also a picture depicting the year 1932. It is from the façade of a school in Saint-Gilles.

Worthwhile mentioning also is the signature of architect Troffaers

The Interbellum: 1927


1927 seems to be an “easy” year. When preparing this post I noticed that there were a number of pictures of houses from famous architects. For example J.B. Dewin is represented with pictures from the Edith Cavell Hospital in Uccle. There is also a picture of a house by Albert Roosenboom located in the Avenue Winston Churchill, also in Uccle.

There is also a picture with a memorial displaying the years 1827 and 1927. In 1827 the Belgian novelist Charles De Coster was born.

I also include in this post pictures I took of the pulpit in the “La Cambre” Chruch. The year 1927 is displayed.


The interbellum: 1925

For this post it was easy to gather material (pictures) depicting the year 1925. A number of architects signed and dated their work. Here is the proof. Also some of the memorials here display the year 1925.

The plaque mentioning Baron Brugman and Frédéric Brugman is one among many conmemorating the benefactors of the Hospice at rue Accolay. This link to “Brussels remembers” is very informative on this subject.

I would also like to take advantage of this post to include links that point to things that happened in 1925. For example “L’Exposition des Arts Décoratifs” in Paris on 1925 (art déco).