Memorial

Charles Buls Demot and Buls

Monument: Charles Buls

Charles Buls, 1881 - 1899
{and beneath, on the brass plaque:}
From the Town of Brussels to our ex burgomasters, Charles Buls and Emile de Mot.

Original inscription:

CHARLES BULS
1881 - 1899
{and beneath, on the brass plaque:}
DE LA PART DE
LA VILLE DE BRUXELLES
A SES ANCIENS
BOURGMESTRES
CHARLES BULS
ET
EMILE DE MOT

Site: Demot and Buls (2 memorials)

1000, avenue Louise, Carrefour de Sélys Longchamps

This is a monument incorporating 2 memorials. At the centre are two figures representing teacher and pupil, honouring the work done by both Demot and Buls in the field of education. The stone plinth to this central statue has the carved words "LA VILLE DE BRUXELLES A SES ANCIENS BOURGMESTRES CHARLES BULS ET EMILE DEMOT". These are almost exactly the same words that appear on the brass plaques under the busts (one in French, one in Flemish). More evidence of a project to "Flemishfy" the mainly French statues of Brussels, through the late addition of brass plaques.

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Subjects commemorated

794

Charles Buls

Born Brussels. Son of a local jeweller. Founded a progressive school in Bru...

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586

Emile Demot

Rousseau did the central sculpture.

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