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House Pacalt
Pacaltsdorp, Western Cape

Carl August PACALT: Architect


This is the two room house in which Carl August PACALT, founder of the mission station, lived between 1813 and 1818.

The simple building is a rare survivor from this period. It is a charming, well-proportioned Georgian building. It later became known as "Die Patat Huisie" as it was used as a sweet potatoes store by the Rev John Brown Anderson in the early half of the twentieth century. (Gerald Humphrey 2016)

Books that reference House Pacalt

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 486
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 132