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Magistrate's Court - Fick Museum - Setsoto FM
Ficksburg, Free State

Johannes Egbertus VIXSEBOXSE: Architect
Dirk Egbert WENTINK: Architect

Client:Ficksburg Local Authority
Type:Court Buildings


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28°52'19.27" S 27°52'30.24" E Alt: 1597m

Ascribed to the architects who were in the OFS DPW at the time. Typical of the Free State sandstone tradition under corrugated iron, originally symmetrical with the central courtroom on a on a battered base defined by a heavy stringcourse line.

The building has recently been adaptively re-used with the insertion of a pair of free standing radio broadcasting studios - for Setsoto FM - into the courtroom.

Writings about this entry

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 129
Roodt, Leon. 1987. The Architecture of the Orange Free State Republic 1854-1902. Bloemfontein: Unpublished Ph.D. pg 145
Schoeman, Karel. 1985. Boukunsskatte van die Vrystaat / Free State Heritage. Roodepoort: CUM Boeke vir Stigting NALM. pg 78-80