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Victoria Cottage Hospital
Wynberg, Western Cape

Anthony (Antonie) Mauritz DE WITT: Architect 1889 : 1892

Date:1889 : 1892 : 1917 : 1931 : 1961 : 1972 : 2013


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34°00'44.65" S 18°27'31.68" E Alt: 55m

Mike Louw in Bakker et al 2014:58 gives the date of construction as 1889, additions were made in 1892 with the foundation stone being laid by Lady de Villiers (Walker 2012:48). It was converted into a General Hospital in 1917 with extensions in 1931 (Currie Block) and again in 1961 (Sandes Block), 1972 and 2013 (Friends of Victoria Hospital).

During the Anglo-Boer War it served as a military hospital.

(SAWW 1910 1889; Alford & Wills bldg (SAAE&S Jnl Sep 1907:212)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pg 58
Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1987. Domestic architecture at the Cape, 1892-1912 : Herbert Baker, his associates and his contemporaries. Cape Town: Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pg 367
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 101
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 47-48