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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - First
Petrusburg, Free State

Walter Malcolm Wilson DONALDSON: Architect

Date:1899
Type:Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Style:Romanesque Revival
Status:Unknown 1975[?]

Maeder (1917:183) records this as the Dutch Reformed Church designed by Walter Donaldson of Ficksburg with Cornelis van Zijl of Brandfort as contractor.

Weegens de treurige omstandigheden van land en volk in dien tijd, kon er geen feestviering plaats vinden bij de inwijding van het Godsgebouw. 'Because of the sorry circumstances [namely, the year 1899 being when the South African (Anglo-Boer) War commenced] of the country [the then Orange Free State Republic] and its people, they were unable to hold festivities for the inauguration of this House of God']

(Kesting 1978:775, 803; Maeder 1917:183).

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

Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 183