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Le Dispensaire - FRESNES SUR ESCAUT

Historic site and monument ,  World Heritage (UNESCO) ,  Art nouveau or art deco ,  Civic building ,  Industrial site at Fresnes-sur-Escaut
  • The dispensary of Relief Society Minière formerly hosted the Great Offices of the Mines Company Thivencelles (1841-1944). The central pavilion dates from 1905 and its facade is inspired by the Mannerist architecture: pilaster, pediment, cartouche, column ... The arch that surmounts the portal is decorated with a motif presenting tools of minors: miner's hat (barette), picks, shovels ... Iron grates carry the initials SMT for Société des mines de Thivencelles. After the Nationalization of...
    The dispensary of Relief Society Minière formerly hosted the Great Offices of the Mines Company Thivencelles (1841-1944). The central pavilion dates from 1905 and its facade is inspired by the Mannerist architecture: pilaster, pediment, cartouche, column ... The arch that surmounts the portal is decorated with a motif presenting tools of minors: miner's hat (barette), picks, shovels ... Iron grates carry the initials SMT for Société des mines de Thivencelles. After the Nationalization of 1946, the offices are transformed to house a dispensary.