Wooden Houses, Ypres: Wooden house with elaborate, decorated gable
View taken before damage in World War I (May, 1915).
In 1241 there was a fire in the city which destroyed many of the wooden buildings. The wooden house in the Rijselsestraat is a reconstruction of a 16th century house. At the beginning of the 19th century Ypres had more than 90 wooden houses.