Belle Godshuis Museum: Raking view of chapel facade and attached row houses
View taken before damage in World War I (May, 1915).
Upper parts of the facades were brick. The first story was formerly occupied by the brotherhood of St. Michael. This asylum for aged women was founded about 1279 by Christine de Guines, widow of Solomon Belle, and rebuilt in the 17th century. The facade of the chapel, which faced the Rue de Lille, contained twin doors, surmounted by a large stained-glass window set in a radiating flamboyant framework. Above the window was an oculus, the decoration of which was mingled with that of an escutcheon immediately beneath it, with the date "1616". It was a museum ca. 1915, and was rebuilt after WWI.