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Potchefstroom College of Agriculture, Selborne Hall
Potchefstroom, North West

Sir Herbert BAKER: Architect



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26°44'25.91" S 27°04'22.21" E Alt: 1335m

The buildings have been standing empty since approximately 1983. They have become extremely derelict. In the Selborne Hall all iron fittings have been stolen. Most windows are broken and birds have nested in the building. Floor boards have become rotten.

(The Heritage Portal)

Both the administration building, which was the first building of the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture to be erected and which was occupied in 1907, and the Selbourne Hall in which the Afrikaner Cattle Breeder Society was established in 1912, are closely associated with the history of agriculture in South Africa.

(Richardson. 2001:265)

It was declared a National Monument and is now a Provincial Heritage Site.

Books that reference Potchefstroom College of Agriculture, Selborne Hall

Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 265