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The years of war (continued): 1914

I would not let pass the year 2014 Without more pictures displaying the year 1914.

Here are some.

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The years of war (continued): more houses dated 1914

House built in 1914 in Avenue Jean Capart

House built in 1914 in Avenue Jean Capart

Here are a few more houses dated 1914.

The house with red bricks is a “villa” located in Avenue Jean Capart in the “commune” of Jette. I wonder why the name of this villa is “Marco Paulo”…instead of “Marco Polo”.

House built in 1914 in Avenue Jean Capart

House built in 1914 in Avenue Jean CapartHouse built in 1914 in Avenue Jean Capart

House built in 1914 in Avenue Jean Capart

House built in 1914 in Avenue Jean Capart

The years of war (continued): 1914

In my previous post on the war years 1914-1914 I was writing that, in spite of the conflict, life went on.  As far as 1914 is concerned you could argue that some of the buildings that are marked with this very special year were completed before the invasion of Belgium by the German forces on 4 August 1914.

In this post I am adding one picture of a a sgraffito in façade of a house in a side street of Avenue Louis Lepoutre. The latter avenue is located in Ixelles. Here is a link to a page with information, in English, over Mr Lepoutre. It seems that he was a Franco-Belgian entrepreneur who, with Auguste Lepoutre (his brother?), established the company Lafayette Worsted in Rhode Island, USA.

http://www.woonsocket.org/francobel.html

Sgraffite 1914 in the façade of a house on side street of the Avenue Lepoutre

Sgraffite 1914 in the façade of a house on side street of the Avenue Lepoutre

The years of war: 1914

Monument to Belgian Army campaigns in Africa (Battle of Tabora)

Monument to Belgian Army campaigns in Africa (Battle of Tabora)

Monument to Belgian Army Engenieers coprs

Monument to Belgian Army Engenieers coprs

The title of this blog is Brussels throughout the years so lets have a look at some of the key years in the history of Brussels (and of Belgium and of Europe and of the world!).

One of those years that have left permanent “scares” in Brussels “stones” is 1914. The year World War I (la “Grande guerre” as they call it in French) began.

Here is a small sample of pictures I have taken with the year 1914. This is only a sample.

I took the first picture, displaying the year 1914, in the Square Vergote. This square is closely located to the NATO headquarters. On one side of the square there a monument to the Belgian Corps of Army Engenieers, especially to those who foought in the two World Wars.

Monument to the Belgian troops in Africa in Avenue Huart Hamoir (Brussels, Schaerbeek)

Monument to the Belgian troops in Africa in Avenue Huart Hamoir (Brussels, Schaerbeek)

I took the two other in Avenue Huart in Schaerbeek, one of the 19 “communes” of the Brussels Region. The first is a close up showing the year 1918. Tabora is the name of a  the capital city of Tanzania’s Tabora Region and is the place where the Belgian troops fought, against the Germans, the battle with the same name.