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Alice, Eastern Cape

Charles L STRETCH: Architect



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32°46'37.42" S 26°50'15.28" E

Domira was built in 1836 by Captain Charles Stretch who was sent out by Queen Victoria to create a buffer against the Gaikas who were attacking the English settlers. It belonged to the Lovedale Mission. The earlier photograph shows the original house built in stone with a thatched roof. The interior has very broad yellowwood floors and ceilings. The colour photograph was taken in the 70's when Jannie van Heerden lived there, and you can see several later additions.

Provincial Heritage Site

Submitted by Jannie van Heerden.

Writings about this entry

Stewart, James . 1894. Lovedale, South Africa : illustrated by fifty views from photographs. Edinburgh: A. Elliot. pg 127