ARCHITECT, Flemish
(active 2nd quarter 16th century in Mechelen)

General view

1525-50
Photo
Haverwerf, Mechelen

The city of Mechelen counts among its treasures the most exquisite wooden façade of the area. This façade graces the so-called "Duivelshuis" (Devil's house) on Haverwerf. It derives its nickname, by which it is commonly known, from the characteristic devil's figurine above the entrance.

The Duivelshuis is flanked by two well-restored buildings, the "St. Jozef" at left and the "Het Paradijs" (Paradise) at right. On the decoration of the façades of the three buildings, Early Renaissance elements can be observed.

Haverwerf is a street in Mechelen located on the Dijle. The name of the street indicates the place where oats were formerly disembarked and traded. In 1301 the city acquired the privilege of keeping an oat market.




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