Belgium Palais de Justice Brussels Antique Albumen Photo circa 1890

Product code: 5312
Antique black and white albumen photograph mounted onto stiff card circa 1890 of The Palace of Justice or Law Courts of Brussels. It is the most important court building in Belgium and the biggest courthouse in the world.

In 1860, during the reign of Leopold I, a Royal decree announced the building of the Palace of Justice and an international architecture contest was organised for its design. The designs entered in the contest were found to be unacceptable and were thus rejected. The then minister of justice Tesch appointed Joseph Poelaert to design the building in 1861. The first stone was laid on October 31, 1866, and the building was inaugurated on October 15, 1883, four years after Poelaert's death in 1879.

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Product Code 5312