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Fire Station
Tlhabane, North West

Date:Late 1980
Type:Fire Station
Status:Demolished

 


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Coordinates:
25°38'48.71" S 27°12'54.08" E Alt: 1187m

The Tlhabane Fire Station was located on the eastern corner of the town block and had an L-shaped plan layout. The main building originally accommodated five covered drive-through parking bays for the fire engines, with an attached single storey office wing – probably with a component for staff accommodation. The office was provided with a pedimented entrance porch. The building was plastered and painted externally with a red face-brick plinth. A face-brick 'tower' was located in the service yard to hang the canvas hosepipes up to dry.

The building was used in the recent past by Motheo Steel Engineering as a workshop with attached offices. Numerous additional lean-to sheds were constructed around the original buildings to accommodate the changed function of the buildings.

The building has been demolished (2017) to enable a property development on the site funded by the Government Employees Pension Fund to proceed.

Reference:
Martinson, W A and Bruwer, J Heritage Scoping Report in respect of the property commonly known as Tlhabane Town Centre, (Portion 2 of Erf 3582, Portion 5 through to portion 8 of Erf 3582, Portion 10 through to portion 13 of Erf 3582 + Remainder of Erf 3582 Tlhabane Unit 1 Township), Rustenburg, North-West Province. Compiled for the GEPF, 20 November 2015.

(Submitted by William MARTINSON)