Good News for the rue du Temple

Building on the southeast corner
at the intersection of rue du Temple
and rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie in Paris
Photo : Didier Rykner

7/5/13 - Heritage - Paris - There appears to be positive news concerning the discovery of architectural elements at the corner of rue du Temple and rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie in Paris (see news item of 5/5/13).

We were able to reach the owner of the cosmetics store Huygens as well as the Architecte des Bâtiments de France, Sophie Hyafil.
They had in fact met on Friday the 3rd of May and Sophie Hyafil told us that they were currently negotiating an agreement to modify the initial project in order to uncover the pilasters and sculpted capital as much as possible. A masonry company will provide an estimate as this implies further expenses. Fortunately, the owner, who called us again, has been very cooperative and is aware of the fact that this is an important discovery even if this complicates matters for him as he is setting up a new business.
Sophie Hyafil explained that she is looking for sponsors to help fund the restoration work for these historical vestiges and the Association Paris-Historique is also seeking contributions. We would like to take this opportunity to inform our readers in case they are interested in helping.

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Didier Rykner, lundi 13 mai 2013

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