La cité 9 de la Société des Mines de Lens

Rue Molière - 62300 LENS


Cité 9 de Lens, known as St Theodore, was directly linked to the pit of the same name on which was built the Louvre-Lens.

The current street La Rochefoucauld, which led to the entrance of the square pit, included most of the utilities. Located at each end of the house of the engineer and the St. Theodore (designed by architect Louis-Marie Cordonnier) underline the church hierarchy and moral guidance of the Mining Company of Lens on the miners and their families.
Rebuilt after the destruction of the First World War, the mining village has a variety of housing models characterized by the alternation of materials used, the variety of volumetries roof and decorations mock Tudor.

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