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Pretoria Club, also called Second (2nd) Pretoria Club
Central, Pretoria, Gauteng

Robert McKenzie CAMPBELL: Design Architect
CAMPBELL and EMLEY: Architect

Date:1889
Type:Club
Style:Flemish Revival
Status:Demolished
Street:Paul Kruger/Vermeulen Sts
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(FRIBA nom papers 1904)

THE PRETORIA CLUB. Pretoria, the Metropolis of the South African Republic, has been characterised as an exceedingly dull town, there being a notable absence of that life and bustle observable in Johannesburg. The Boer Government having in its employment a large number of Europeans, and a High Court being held in the city, rendered the erection of a club for the use of its citizens imperative; the above picture represents the building, which is one of the best in South Africa.

[Anon, c. 1899. Picturesque South Africa - An album of Photographic Views. Cape Town: Dennis Edwards & Co. p 145.]

Also called the 2nd Pretoria Club (Allen 1971:120; Dunston 1975:44)

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

Allen, Vivien. 1971. Kruger's Pretoria: buildings and personalities of the city in the nineteenth century. Cape Town: Balkema. pg 120
Atkinson, AKW. 1969. Old Ivory and Roses : The Pretoria Club. Pretoria: Wallach s. pg All
Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pg 68, 196, 202
Delatolla, Leslie (Compiler). 1985. The Pretoria Club, 1885-1985. Pretoria: Pretoria Club. pg All
Dennis Edwards & Co. 1899. Picturesque South Africa : An Album of Two Hundred Choice Photographic Engravings. Cape Town: Dennis Edwards & Co. pg 145
Dunston, Lola & Dunston, Tom. 1975. Young Pretoria 1889-1913. Pretoria: Dunston. pg 44