Memorial

Jules Anspach fountain Jules Anspach fountain

Fountain/Statue: Jules Anspach fountain

To Jules Anspach
{we believe there is then a list of his credentials, in Flemish}
Town councillor 1857 Alderman 1858
Burgomaster 1864-1879
Member of Parliament for Brussels 1866-1879
Cholera epidemic 1866 Cleansing of the Senne 1868-1871
Establishment of the Health-service 1874
Establishment of saving at school 1868
Schoolcommittees 1874
Creation of the Notre-Dame-aux-Neiges-district 1874
Inaugurated 22 August 1897
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Architect: E Janlet
Statuary: P de Vigne, J Dillens, G de Vreese, P Braecke
Ornamental Sculpture: G Houtstont

Original inscription:

AAN JULES ANSPACH
GEMEENTERAADSLID 1857 SCHEPENE 1858 BURGEMEESTER 1864-1879
VOLKSVERTEGENWOORDIGER VAN BRUSSEL 1866-1879
CHOLERAZIEKTE 1866 GEZONDMAKING DER ZENNE 1868-1871
INRICHTING VAN DEN GEZONDHEIDS DIENST 1874
INRICHTING VAN HET SPAREN TER SCHOOL 1868 SCHOOLKOMITEITEN 1874
SCHEPPING DER WIJK OLV TER SNEEUW 1874
INGEHULDIGD DEN 22 AUGUSTUS 1897-INAUGURE LE 22 AOUT 1897
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ARCHITECTE E JANLET
STATUAIRES P DEVIGNE J DILLENS G DEVREESE P BRAECKE
SCULPTURE ORNEMENTALE G HOUTSTONT

The obelisk is of Scots granite, the figure of St Michael (by Braecke) at top is in gilt bronze. The portrait medal gives a bust of Anspach (by de Vigne). The nude relief (designed by de Vigne, carved by Albert Aerts) represents the River Senne covered over. The two figures at the base of the obelisk representing The City Magistrature and the Grateful City of Brussels are both by Dillens. The gryphons from whose mouths the water spouts are by Braecke. The six Chimeras are by de Vreese; the ornamental sculpture by Houtstont.

Site: Jules Anspach fountain (2 memorials)

1000, quai aux Briques at quai à la Houille

The Anspach fountain was designed for and originally erected on Place de Brouckère (inaugurated 22 August 1897), a junction created as part of the project to clean up and cover over the Senne river, one of Anspach’s major achievements. It was taken down in 1973 and re-erected here in 1981.

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Subjects commemorated

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Jules Anspach

Born Brussels, died Etterbeek. Sixth burgomaster of Brussels. He was respon...

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Also at this site

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Removal of Jules Anspach fountain

This plaque is placed at foot level on the edge of the fountain.

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