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Municipal Complex
Kariega (Uitenhage), Eastern Cape

Richard Ernest WRIGHT: Design Architect
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT of the CAPE COLONY: Architect

Date:1881-1882 : 1955
Type:Municipal Offices
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°46'08.23" S 25°24'02.60" E Alt: 61m

The foundation stone for the Town Hall was laid by Mayor Edward Dobson on 11 April 1881 and it was officially opened on 7 August 1882. The Foundation stones for the offices on either side of the Town Hall were laid on 1 July 1952 and the rear portion of the Town Hall rebuilt. The new complex, incorporating the facade of the old Town Hall, was officially opened on 2 December 1955.
(Extracted from Richardson 2001:44)

These notes were last edited on 2020 08 21


Writings about this entry

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 528
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 222
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 44