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Groote Schuur Hospital
Cape Town, Western Cape

John Stockwin CLELAND: Design Architect
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Architect

Date:1932
Type:Hospital
Status:Extant

Two large granite foundation stones were included - one on each side of the Main Entrance into the building. The foundation stone on the left was inscribed in English, that on the right in Afrikaans.

The wording of foundation stone on the left hand side is transcribed below:

THIS STONE
WAS LAID BY HIS EXCELLENCY
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE
EARL OF CLARENDON P.C. G.C.M.G
GOVERNOR - GENERAL OF
THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
ON THE 12TH DAY OF APRIL, 1932.

Submitted by William MARTINSON

Sketch scheme in conjunction with Dr Mackintosh of Glasgow Infirmary (FRIBA nom papers 1925).

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.


Writings about this entry

Shorten, John R. 1963. Cape Town : A record of the Mother City from the earliest days to the present. Cape Town: JR Shorten in association with Shorten and Smith Publications. pg 183 ill.
Fisher, Roger C The Third Vernacular: Pretoria Regionalism — Aspects of an Emergence: in Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW and Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 129