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Belgian Building

  • Also Known As: William J. Clark Library and Barco-Stevens Hall
  • Also Known As: Belgian Pavilion

  • Address: Lombardy St
  • Vicinity: Brook Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1939/00/00 Victor Bourgeois Architect The Belgian Friendship Building is built as the Belgium exhibition hall for the NY World's Fair. Designed by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois and Leon Stynen under Henry van de Velde, it is an early example of Modernist architecture in the US. 1939 New York World's Fair
1939/00/00 Leo Stijnen Architect The Belgian Friendship Building is built as the Belgium exhibition hall for the NY World's Fair. Designed by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois and Leon Stynen under Henry van de Velde, it is an early example of Modernist architecture in the US. 1939 New York World's Fair
1939/00/00 Henry van de Velde Architect The Belgian Friendship Building is built as the Belgium exhibition hall for the NY World's Fair. Designed by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois and Leon Stynen under Henry van de Velde, it is an early example of Modernist architecture in the US. 1939 New York World's Fair
1941/00/00 Virginia Union University, in Richmond, buys the Belgium Pavilion moves to Richmond as VUU's Belgian Friendship Building.

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Particulars for Belgian Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style International style
Historic Use Library
Level of Significance National
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th February 1970

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Belgian Building
Registry Address: Lombardy St., jct. with Brook Rd.
Registry Number: 01000439
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Bourgeois, Victor; Stijnen, Leo
Architectural Style: International style
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1941
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: Library
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: Library

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