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Le Monument Jacquard

Not rated ,  Historic site and monument in Calais

  • Monument erected in homage to Joseph Marie Charles dit Jacquard (1752-1834), creator of the mechanical engineering that bears his name. This engineer from Lyon, where he originally created his process for silk workshops. The adaptation to the lace looms used in Calais greatly contributed to the development of the local lace industry.

    Evoked for many years, the project was relaunched in 1900. But further delays occurred due to a major social conflict between the workers and the lace...
    Monument erected in homage to Joseph Marie Charles dit Jacquard (1752-1834), creator of the mechanical engineering that bears his name. This engineer from Lyon, where he originally created his process for silk workshops. The adaptation to the lace looms used in Calais greatly contributed to the development of the local lace industry.

    Evoked for many years, the project was relaunched in 1900. But further delays occurred due to a major social conflict between the workers and the lace manufacturers, but also because of questions about the choice of location. The monument was inaugurated in 1910 and took place in front of the theatre...also a very recent building (1905).
    The sculpture is the work of Marius Roussel, chosen from 14 projects.