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| Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek, Belgium|
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The Halles de Schaerbeek is a cultural centre located 22 rue Royale Sainte-Marie in Schaerbeek, Brussels, in the former Sainte-Marie covered market built in 1865and destroyed by a fire in 1898.
Halles de Schaerbeek Wikipedia
The building was constructed in 1865 under the leadership of the architect Gustave Hansotte, to serve as covered market (covered market Sainte Marie) for peasants from countryside to sell their poultry and their vegetables.
Covered market was destroyed with a fire in 1898 and remained the building of 1865 with the site of a missing clock at the central facade.
The village called a firm specialised in metallic structures. The new covered market of more than 3 000 m ² was inaugurated in October 1901. It is the work of the architect Henry Van Massenhove constructed in 1901 with the help of the constructor Bertaux, specialist of metallic structures.
The new market remained active up to the vicinity of 1920 but the progressive appearance of Supermarkets and numerous department stores is going to cause its decline.
During 50 years, the building stays in the abandonment, sometimes serving as parking or as place of stocking or else as ground of adventures for the children of the district.