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Sexton's House
Central, Cape Town, Western Cape

ANDREWS and NIEGEMAN: Architect 1939

Date:1787 : 1939
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant
Street:100 Strand street co Buitengracht

 


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Coordinates:
33°55'08.16" S 18°25'09.51" E Alt: 30m

Proclaimed a National Monument in 1949, devolved to a Cape Provincial Heritage Resource in 1999.

The house was built by the Lutheran Church for the assistant minister and later became the Sexton's house.

This is one of a unique group of eighteenth century buildings, the others being Lutheran Church and Martin Melck House which stand in Strand Street, higher up and across the street from Koopmans de Wet House. They owe their attraction to the fact that these buildings were designed as an architectural entity to meet the needs of the Lutheran Church. They are also of outstanding historical importance because they symbolise the long drawn-out struggle of the Lutherans for the right to practise their religion.

(Oberholster 1972:29)

The building was restored in 1939.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 90
Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 29
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 12 item 35.6