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House Anton van Wouw - Now Museum
Brooklyn, Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng

Norman Musgrave EATON: Architect

Date:1937
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant
Street:Clark/Pienaar Sts

 


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Coordinates:
25°46'22.92" S 28°14'30.02" E Alt: 1431m

It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 23 June 1989.This house dating from 1938 was built for the famous sculptor Anton van Wouw and is an example of Norman Eaton’s romantic, organic designs. The thatch roof overhang provides shade for the windows, the face brick finish is typical of the materials that Eaton liked to use in his designs and the house was designed to blend well with nature. It was later used as the Anton van Wouw Museum when the Rembrandt Group, under the direction of Dr Anton Rupert, provided the funds to the University of Pretoria to acquire the house in 1974. The museum is currently on the University of Pretoria’s main campus.

(South African History Online, accessed 2021 06 23)

Now a Provincial Heritage Site.

His previous two houses were built in 1913, designed by T SCHAERER in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, and 1927, designed by GEG LEITH also in Doornfontein.


Writings about this entry

Berman, Esmé. 1983. Art and artists of South Africa: An illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters, sculptors and graphic artists since 1875. Cape Town : Balkema. pg 37
Harrop-Allin, Clinton. 1975. Norman Eaton: architect : a study of the work of the South African architect Norman Eaton 1902-1966. Cape Town: C. Struik. pg 32 ill