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JHM New site Aug 2017 – 2018

A street view with Saint Jacobs church in background.

History Goderickx Convent
In 1383, Margaretha Rym, widow of Everaart Goderickx, built a house for seven poor widows in the Geerwijnstraat. For example, the foundation is notified in the oldest remaining document, which dates from 1473.
In 1587 the derelict convent was sold and with the proceeds in 1589 a property was bought on the corner of the Moerstraat and the Geerwynstraat, which was converted for the benefit of the widows who lived in the former house of God.
Knight Floris van den Eeckhoudt, husband of Adriana Rym, bailiff of Bruges and guardian of the church of God, had in the 1630s again carry out work. The end was commemorated in 1634 with a memorial stone in the small chapel. His wife donated a painting for this chapel, the 'Adoration of the Shepherds', which still belongs to the art collection of the OCMW.
After having become the property of the Committee of Civil Aliens in French times, the sale of the capital was put in place in 1808, but in the end this did not happen.
In the early twentieth century, in 1949, in 1970 and in the beginning of the twenty-first century, restoration, restoration and modernization works were carried out.

The monument is not legally protected until now

I hope you can enjoy.

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31/03/2018 12:11:05
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