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Grand Hotel - President Hotel
Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng

Wilhelm (Wim) Johannes DE ZWAAN: Architect

Street:Church Square


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25°44'50.07" S 28°11'18.01" E Alt: 1323m

The hotel was built in 1890 by Mrs Lys and called the President Hotel. The proprietor was HWF Burger in 1892. In 1895 it became the Grand Hotel, with Mr S Schlomer as proprietor. It was one of the finest hotels in South Africa, comparing very favourably with its European contemporaries. It had accommodation for 70 visitors. (Dunston et al 1975:69)

(SAB Dec 1926:3)

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 201
Dunston, Lola & Dunston, Tom. 1975. Young Pretoria 1889-1913. Pretoria: Dunston. pg 24, 55, 62, 63, 69, 71, 92, 96, 100, 192, 194, 204, 210, 216, 218
SAWW & Donaldson, K (Ed.) . 1920. South African Who's Who (Social, Business & Farming) 1919-1920 . Cape Town: Ken Donaldson. pg 420