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Artillery Barracks (Defence Headquarters) Staatsartillerie
Pretoria, Gauteng


Type:Military structure


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25°45'26.28" S 28°10'49.58" E Alt: 1350m

This building is grand in an uncompromising manner, as with most of the ZAR PWD buildings it is constructed of the usual red brick and ochre, with corrugated-iron roof. The elongated double-storied building is divided into the usual five sections: an ornate central section is flanked by two recessed, simple blocks containing the main portions of the building; and at either end, pavilion-like end-pieces; these, together with the central section, have square turreted roofs terminated by finials and a clock tower forming a slender centre-piece.

(Picton-Seymour, 1977: 279-280)

Writings about this entry

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 43, 78, 83, 85-86, 136, 166
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 169