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Workshop Photo : Some other buildings at The Grand Place

Buildings at The Grand Place.

The building with a grey roof top is where The Swan Restaurant located.

Wikipedia :-

The "Maison du Cygne" (De Zwaan in Dutch) is a baroque house located at number 9 of the Grand Place, between the "Golden Tree House" and the "Star House "south of the site.

The "Maison du Cygne" mentioned in the fifteenth century, was originally a Hostel1.

After the destruction of the houses in the Grand Place in the city's bombardment by the French troops commanded by Marshal Villeroy in August 1695, the house was rebuilt for the financial Pierre Fariseau by architect and sculptor Cornelius van Nerven2 in Brussels 1698, as evidenced by the vintage that adorns the second floor ("Anno 1698").

Pierre Fariseau had placed his monogram in the center of the facade.

In the eighteenth century, the house, which was then called "De Swaene" 3, was purchased by the butchers' guild that made change the top in 1720 with the sale of wool products as indicated located chronogramme2 on the base of the statue which sum the pediment:

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The house here is enhanced with wool
Karl Marx, who lived in Brussels from February 1845 to March 1848, celebrated NYE in the year 1847/1848 in the "Maison du Cygne" with the "Deutscher Arbeiterverein" and "Democratic Association." 4

The inaugural conference of the Belgian Workers' Party was held in the house on April 6 18854.

The house was modified in 1897 and restored in 1904 by architect Adolf Samyn2 and again restored in 2009.

It is fitted today brasserie restaurant.

Source / More Information : Maison du Cygne

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  • Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2575 W: 64 N: 4774] (20560)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2015-03-19
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/3.4, 1/320 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2015-04-07 19:58
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