Stone column with a bronze relief portrait of Henri Glépin. At the foot of the column sit an elderly couple, the woman looking up to Glépin's portrait.
By the end of the 19th century, there were no homes in Mons where elderly couples could live together. Going to the elderly home was synonymous with a divorce from the spouses. The Commission of the Civic Houses for the Elderly, who accounted for this problem, decided to address this gap in 1897. Thanks to Henri Glépin, who left the city a nice sum, a new building was built on the corner of Place Nervienne and the Rue Achille Legrand for thirty elderly families.
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oscar debeul sculpteur
- Oscar De Beul (1881 - 1929),
Sources & Information
- vzw Statua, Standbeelden.be (site doesn't exist anymore).
- Sculpture Publique en Belgique, Mons.
- SPW-DGO4 - Département du patrimoine - Direction de la Protection - Inventaire du Patrimoine Culturel Immobilier, , Hospice Glépin.
Location (N 50°26'56" - E 3°56'44")
Item Code: beha028; Photograph: 14 October 2017
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