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Kaserne - Barracks
Swakopmund, Namibia

? HEINSIUS Lt.: Engineer

Date:1905
Type:Barracks
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
22°40'54.59" S 14°31'28.65" E Alt: 12m

Designed and built under the guidance Lt. HEINSIUS, Commanding officer of the 2nd Eisenbahnbaukompagnie (2nd Railroad Building Company). The Kaserne was converted and used as a school from 1927 until 1975. The building now serves as a youth hostel.

Transcription of the National Monuments Council plaque at the entrance:

THESE BARRACKS WERE DESIGNED BY LT. HEINSIUS, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE
2nd EISENBAHNBAUKOMPAGNIE AND WERE BUILT IN
1905 AS A RESIDENCE FOR THE COMPANY WHILE IT WAS BUILDING A LANDING JETTY
FOR SWAKOPMUND.

NATIONAL MONUMENTS COUNCIL
1978


Writings about this entry

Vogt, Andreas. 2004. National Monuments in Namibia : An inventory of proclaimed national monuments in the Republic of Namibia. Windhoek: Macmillan Education Namibia Publishers. pg 165-166