The Retirement Home (19th century)

This building has been turned into a retirement home only recently, and it has a very eventful history. It already existed in 1830 and it served as an arsenal. Then it became a military hospital. The ramparts of Landrecies were destroyed at the end of the 19th century, which weakened the military tradition of the town. Therefore the hospital was closed and in 1930 the building became the local police station instead. It was named "Pavillon Foch" (i.e Foch's House) the same year.

L'ancien hôpital militaire au début du siècle

Pavillon Foch only became Landrecies retirement home in 1990. As regards the police station, it moved to a new building across the street.