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Lennon Building
Paarl, Western Cape

Anthony M DE WITT: Architect

Date:1899
Type:Commercial
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°44'32.41" S 18°57'44.07" E Alt: 128m

'... one of several in the country which De Witt designed for Lennon, ... a heavy solid-looking building, almost too heavy and detailed for its rural setting. .... illustrates clearly how architects who have designed only a few buildings for a particular town may yet give it a definitive character, even if the impression of these buildings in the midst of the rural folk architecture is sometimes overwhelming' (Rode et al 1987:179).

The building was converted into a retirement centre and the name changed to 'Huis Vergenoegd' [House Contented]


Writings about this entry

Rode, Antoinette and Albertyn, Christof Cultural Development in the Drakenstein - The Architecture of the Drakenstein Valley: in Oberholster, Arie Gerhardus (Editor) in association with Van Breda, Pieter. 1987. Paarl Valley 1687-1987: pp 179