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Landdrost, Post and Telegraph Office
Potchefstroom, North West

DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKEN - ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK: Architect
Hermanus Cornelus LUITINGH: Project Architect
Sytze Wopkes WIERDA: Design Architect

Date:1896
Type:Magistrate's Court
Status:Extant


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26°42'54.44" S 27°05'41.48" E Alt: 1343m
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Initially housing the offices of the magistrate, police, clerical staff and post office, this building's cornerstone was laid on 6 July 1895. Architecturally the building differs from most other buildings of the ZAR era in that its mansard roof shows obvious French influence.

(Richardson, 2001: 268)


Writings about this entry

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 180
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 268