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NGK Kantoor - DRC Office
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

John Thomas COOPER: Architect
John Thomas (Jnr) COOPER: Contractor



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33°35'20.28" S 22°12'20.74" E Alt: 337m

In 1895 the D.R.C. Council accepted the design plans of J.T. COOPER (Snr.) and invited tenders for the erection of the Church Offices at the corner of Church- and High Street. This double-storey building was a fine example of classical Victorian architecture with wooden balconies, cast-iron mouldings, pillars and tile decorated cast-iron fire-places. The building was erected by J.T. Cooper (Jnr.) of local sandstone at a cost of £3 190,00.9 The building was demolished in 1968 for the erection of the new Barclays Bank Building (First National Bank) designed by SIMPSON & BRIDGMAN, a local architect firm. Some of the original sandstone slabs were re-used in the walls ol the new building.

(Ferreira 1982:31)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.