Memorial

Inter communal water supply Intercommunal water supply

Monument: Inter communal water supply

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Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode defends its autonomy but participates in the intercommunal understandings.

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The commune council laid out this square in the year 1932.
Eugene Dhuicque - Architect

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16 November 1891 the commune council of St.Josse-Ten-Noode adopts the statutes of the Intercommunal Organisation for Water.

Original inscription:

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SAINT-JOSSE-TEN-NOODE DEFEND
SON AUTONOMIE MAIS PARTICIPE
AUX ENTENTES INTERCOMMUNALES

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LE CONSEIL COMMUNAL
A FAIT AMENAGER
CETTE PLACE
EN L'AN
1932

EUGENE DHUICQUE
ARCHITECTE

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LE 16 NOVEMBRE 1891
LE CONSEIL COMMUNAL
DE
ST.JOSSE-TEN-NOODE
ADOPTE LES STATUTS
DE L'INTERCOMMUNALE
DES EAUX

DeRaed (the fountain and plinth) and Dillens (the sculpture "La Source") each has a small brass plaque attached to their work giving their dates. The statue was cast in 1932. The original smaller version was commissioned by the Société Intercomunale des Eaux to be presented to its founder, Armand Steurs, on 1 January 1899, when the first water from the River Bocq arrived in St Josse.

In 1930 there was a nationwide project to celebrate the nation's centenary with each commune planting a tree. Many of these trees were not "labelled" as such and are now effectively lost. We have read that the St Josse centenary tree is in this garden, but do not know which one. This garden was inaugurated 3 July 1932.

Site: Intercommunal water supply (1 memorial)

1210, square Armand Steurs, in the southwest corner of the garden

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Subjects commemorated

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River Bocq water supply

The Bocq is a small river in the Ardennes, flowing into the Meuse, with its s...

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Created by

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Julien Dillens

Born Antwerp.

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Armand Steurs

Born Schaerbeek. Lawyer, Burgomaster of Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode,1885 - 1899, ...

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