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Raadsaal - Fourth
Bloemfontein, Free State

Francis Lennox CANNING: Design Architect
CANNING and GOAD: Architect
John Collingwood TULLY: Project Architect

Date:1893
Type:Government Buildings
Status:Extant
Street:Charles Street


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29°06'56.47" S 26°13'03.63" E Alt: 1388m
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Won in open competition. The cornerstone was laid by President FW Reitz on 27 June 1890 and three years later the imposing classical buildings were formally opened.

The building was restored and rehabilitated to become the Free State Legislature in 2011 by THE ROODT PARTNERSHIP for which they received an Award of Merit from the South African Institute of Architects.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 83
Hartdegen, Paddy. 1988. Our building heritage : an illustrated history. South Africa: Ryll's Pub. Co. on behalf of the National Development Fund for the Building Industry. pg 67
Nienaber, PJ , Smit, JD & Botes, SM. 1987. Vrystaatse Argitektuur - Historiese-argitektoniese ontwikkeling van die Vrystaatse boukuns. Pretoria: Stigting NALN. pg 43, 44 ill
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 126
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 171
Schoeman, Karel. 1980. Bloemfontein: die ontstaan van n stad. Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau. pg 100, 120-121, 124, 163, 164, 192, 196, 201, 207, 209, 215, 217, 229, 270, 275, ills 83, 168
Schoeman, Karel. 1985. Boukunsskatte van die Vrystaat / Free State Heritage. Roodepoort: CUM Boeke vir Stigting NALM. pg 60-63