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University of Pretoria Transvaal University College Building (Ou Lettere Gebou / Old Arts Building)
Pretoria, Gauteng

Piercy James (Patrick) EAGLE: Design Architect
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Architect

Date:1911
Type:University
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
25°45'15.08" S 28°13'48.76" E Alt: 1371m

Old Arts Building

Also variously ascribed to G LEITH and JS CLELAND (Restorica Oct 1983:37; FRIBA nom papers 1925), both worked for the PWD at the time and possibly worked on the building but it is unlikely that either would have had any design input.

The beautiful sandstone building with its clock tower, Oregon pine floors and slate staircases was the first building to be completed on the campus of what was then the Transvaal University College.

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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

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 102
Keath, Michael The Baker School: A Continuing Tradition 1902-1940: in Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW and Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 86