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Staatsmodel School
Pretoria, Gauteng

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DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKEN - ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK: Architect


Date:1897
Type:School
Status:Extant
Street:Van der Walt Street


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25°45'00.42" S 28°11'36.80" E Alt: 1326m
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Sir Winston Churchill escaped from this building when, for a time, it was used to house prisoners-of-war during the Anglo-Boer War. Single-storied, of red brick with ochre dressings, it was very typical of the lesser Republican buildings produced in the drawing offices of the PWD. With the facade divided into the customary five sections, there are all the stock embellishments, such as the oversized stone finials topping the gables, and a positive forest of air vents.

Greig, 1971 has it as 'The State Model School'.

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

Dunston, Lola & Dunston, Tom. 1975. Young Pretoria 1889-1913. Pretoria: Dunston. pg 156, 304, 306
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 191
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 281
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 165
Fisher, Roger C. The Third Vernacular: Pretoria Regionalism — Aspects of an Emergence: in Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW and Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 127
Holm, Dieter. Kerkplaats and Capitalists: The First Architects in Context: in Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW and Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 65

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