SAINTENOY, Paul
(b. 1862, Elsene, d. 1952, Elsene)

Pharmacie Charles Delacre

1898
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Coudenberg 64-66, Brussels

This Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance building was built for the pharmacist Charles Delacre. The pharmacist became rich and famous in 1870 when he started selling chocolate for its alleged therapeutic virtues. His company quickly grew to become one of the major Belgian chocolatiers and biscuits producers.

This former pharmacy has now turned into an art gallery that fully respects its magnificent interior architecture.




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