Vander Straeten, Eugène-Charlesfrançois
- (1802-1868)The son of Charles Vander Straeten, Eugène Vander Straeten was born in Brussels on 3 May 1802. He established himself as an architect in the city and played an important role as the author of development projects and highways throughout the metropolitan area. He served as burgomaster of Ixelles from 1846 to 1854 and from 1851 to 1861 and, in holding that post, he oversaw creation of a sewer network, fire service, and public health department. He also published a report on the streets of Brussels in 1845. He died in Ixelles on 2 August 1868.
Historical Dictionary of Brussels. Paul F. State.
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