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Hanover House
Cape Town, Western Cape

Herman SCHUTTE: Architect
Date:after 1806
Type:Homestead
Style:Georgian
Status:Demolished 1901

This homestead, built for Schutte's own use, occupied a parcel of land granted to Lieutenant Colonel Barlow. After his death soon thereafter in 1806, it was acquired by Tennant who sold a third of the grant to Schutte. On taking possession Schutte built a brick-kiln on the property, it being then known as Steenbrandery (Brick Kiln). He built an impressive home which he named after his place of birth in Germany, Hanover (which in turn lent its name to Hanover Street of District Six). The fanlight, done by his colleague, Anton ANREITH, is recorded in a drawing by a descendent. Schutte, with his wife, Christina Voges, occupied the home for over 40 years. (Hislop 2018 102-103; 106)

These notes were last edited on 2022 06 20

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

Hislop, Jim . 2018. Behind the Castle. Cape Town: Jim Hislop /Cape Town Property Histories. pg 102-109
Hislop, Jim Chapter 3 - Early homesteads and townhouses: in Hislop, Jim . 2018. Behind the Castle: pp 102-109