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Stepped Gable House, Ypres: Typical stepped gable house with shop on ground floor
View taken before damage in World War I (May, 1915).
This is a fairly typical 16th century stepped gable house with a shop on the ground floor. The gable is ornate with a carved shell (a Renaissance-Baroque refinement) over the window and other relief carving. Probably destroyed in World War I, it may have stood in or near the market square, which was ringed with elaborate stepped gable houses with shops. The market square has been rebuilt, along with the rest of Ieper, ca. 1919-1935.