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Patriot Building
Paarl, Western Cape

Street:223-227 Main Street


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Alt: 125m

"This once proud building has lost much of its Victorian charm but stands as a reminder of the early days after the recognition of the Afrikaans Language as a new African language in 1875. Fervent supporters started producing Afrikaans literature and a printing press, D.F. du Toit & Co, was established here where "Die Patriot" newspaper and later, the Paarl Post were published." (A Walking Tour of the Historical Heart of Paarl)

Books that reference Patriot Building

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 265
Raymond, Cathy . n.d.. A Walking Tour of the Historical Heart of Paarl. Paarl: Drakenstein Heritage Foundation. pg