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Dale College
King William's Town, Eastern Cape

John Todd WELCHMAN: Architect
BAKER and MASEY: Architect

Date:1877 : 1906
Type:College
Status:Extant

John Todd WELCHMAN designed the first school building for which the foundation stone was laid on 6 September 1877. Francis Edward MASEY was probably the supervising architect for the 1906 building. (BC 206/233; RIBA Jnl obit 19 Oct 1912:750-1)

There is a War Memorial in the grounds of the school dedicated to the almost 200 Old Dalians who died in the First World War.

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

Dersley, GH. 1893. Views of King William's Town. King William's Town: GH Dersley. pg plate 24
Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 238
Hawthorn, Peter & Bristow, Barry. 1993. Historic Schools of South Africa : an ethos of excellence. Cape Town: Pachyderm Press. pg 92-101
Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838 1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pg 137