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Westfalen - Gideon Malherbe House - Afrikaans Taalmuseum
Paarl, Western Cape

Status:Adaptive re-use
Street:11 Pastorie Lane


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33°44'03.18" S 18°57'48.60" E Alt: 119m

"Die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum is situated in what was once the home of Gideon Malherbe, a wealthy businessman and wine farmer in Paarl. This double-storey house was built in the late Georgian style in approximately 1860 and it became a museum because Gideon Malherbe was one of the founder members of the Association of True Afrikaans (ATA) which was established in this house. The museum has the following functions: to honour the people who elevated the status of Afrikaans to a written and literary language and to present the various aspects of the language, its development, variants and character in the modern context." (A Walking Tour of the Historical Heart of Paarl)

Writings about this entry

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 265-266
Raymond, Cathy . n.d.. A Walking Tour of the Historical Heart of Paarl. Paarl: Drakenstein Heritage Foundation. pg