The Tournay-Solvay Castle restored at last
The Tournay-Solvay Castle, nested in the park of the same name, has had a fateful fate. Its misfortune begins in 1972 when it is sold to unscrupulous developers. On the verge of demolition, the State buys it in extremis. If the property that surrounds it is quickly restored and opened to the public, the Flemish neo-renaissance castle, built in 1880 at the request of Alfred Solvay, is left unoccupied. After being vandalised and looted, an arson gives it the final blow in 1982.
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