Amigo
   The Amigo is the name of a street, a former prison, and a hotel in Brussels. The rue de l'Amigo was originally called Boterpot-straat after "Boterpot" (butter pot), the popular name of an adjacent building that sported a large, bulbous dome, which dated from the 14th century.
   The street served as the location of the Amigo prison, built in 1522, rebuilt in 1791, and demolished in 1930. The building was used primarily to incarcerate petty criminals, rowdies, and drunkards. Up until the mid-1920s curious bystanders would assemble every morning to see the overnight "guests" depart. The homeless were given shelter on their request as were husbands thrown out of the house by their wives—but for three nights only. The prison's populace served as a rich source for writers.
   The Amigo Hotel, built on the prison site in 1957, remains one of the capital's most luxurious.

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