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Groot ConstantiaLouis Michel THIBAULT: Architect
Constantia, Western Cape
(FK KENDALL suggests that Thibault rebuilt the whole house 'when he rebuilt the wine cellar' (1791-92); the entire house was declared a National Monument in 1936 (Kendall 1927; Quarterly Bull SA Libr (I) 1946-47:99; Lewcock 1963:17; Oberholster 1972:51; Fransen, 1968:788)
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
|Botha, CG. 1933. Groot Constantia. Pretoria: Departement Publieke Werke. pg All|
|Dane, Philippa & Wallace, Sydney-Anne. 1981. The Great houses of Constantia. Cape Town: Don Nelson. pg 28-38; 39-46|
|Hoefsloot, Ted (illustrations) & Pama, Cor (text). 1980. Cape Wine Homesteads. Johannesburg: AD Donker. pg 50, 51 ill|
|Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 104|
|Pearse, GE (Photographer) Plate 52. Groot Constantia. The Swimming Pool [Photo]: in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 102|
|Fassler, J Plate 53. Groot Constantia. Details of the Swimming Bath (Rene M Ellenberger Mens. J Fassler Delt): in Pearse, Geoffrey Eastcott. 1957. Eighteenth century architecture in South Africa: pp 103|