Memorial

Gare Centrale Gare Centrale

Relief: Gare Centrale

At the initiative of the National Office of the North-South Junction these stones have been carved here with the aim of recalling the old areas which have been demolished to allow the construction of the junction, the urbanisation and the cleaning up of the centre of Brussels.

Original inscription:

A L’INITIATIVE DE L’OFFICE NATIONAL
DE LA JONCTION NORD-MIDI
CES PIERRES ONT ETE SCULPTEES ICI
DANS LE BUT DE RAPPELER LES VIEUX QUARTIERS DEMOLIS
POUR REALISER LA CONSTRUCTION DE LA JONCTION
L’URBANISATION ET L’ASSAINISSEMENT
DU CENTRE DE BRUXELLES

There are two of these rather charming old townscape reliefs, one either side of the main entrance. Horta designed the station (in his Art Deco style). The inscription "LEPLAE 1958" does not allow one to name Charles (d.1961) or his daughter Agnès (b.1933).

Site: Gare Centrale (5 memorials)

1000, boulevard de l’Imperatrice junction Putterie, Gare Centrale main entrance

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Subjects commemorated

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North-south junction

The idea of linking the North and South railway stations was first seriously ...

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