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District House
Thaba Tshwane (Robert's Heights; Voortrekkerhoogte), Gauteng

ROYAL ENGINEERS: Architect
Date:early 1900s
Client:British Military
Type:Homestead
Style:Prefabricated Victorian
Status:Extant but altered

Erected by the British Military soon after the South African (Anglo-Boer) War for senior local commander. In 1915 it was convereted into a hospital, requiring considerable change. In 1960 the Commandant-General changed the name to 'Vesting' [Fortress], possibly by association with the blockhouse erected nearby. Since then the house has served both a residence for military personnel and as offices.


Writings about this entry

Alberts, Paul. 1992. South African military buildings photographed : an historical heritage. Cape Town: The Gallery Press. pg 110, 110-111 ill