Émile Jacqmain, Boulevard/Emile Jacqmainlaan
   This thoroughfare forms one of the city's central boulevards laid out in 1870 in conjunction with the vaulting of the Senne River. It was designated boulevard de la Senne but the name was changed after World War I to honor Émile Jacqmain (1860-1933), an alderman for public education who was instrumental in founding schools. His defiance toward the occupying Germans led to his arrest on 17 April 1917 and deportation, from which he returned in 1918. Running 450 m (1,476 ft.) in length, the street was lengthened in 1970 past the inner ring road to run to the Espace Nord complex.

Historical Dictionary of Brussels. .

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