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General's House
Potchefstroom, North West

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect
Date:1902
Client:British Garrison
Type:Homestead
Style:Edwardian : Eclecticism
Status:Extant

During the South African War (Anglo-Boer) War the British occupied Potchefstroom in 1900. A British Garrison was stationed there from 1902 until 1914, for which an impressive military camp was established north-west of the town. The 'General's House' was built for the Officer-in-Command, of the first residences to be built, its first occupant in all likelihood being Col SCH Munro.


Writings about this entry

Alberts, Paul. 1992. South African military buildings photographed : an historical heritage. Cape Town: The Gallery Press. pg 20, 21 ill