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Roeland Street Synagogue
Central Cape Town, Western Cape

John LYON: Architect

Date:c1907
Type:Synagogue
Status:Demolished
Street:Roeland St

 


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Coordinates:
33°55'47.00" S 18°25'17.63" E Alt: 26m

(SAWW 1910; Radford 1979:123)

The building was located on the corner of Roeland St and Buitenkant St. (adjacent to no.56, which is now used by Lifeline/ Childline and is understood to have formerly been the Seventh Day Adventist's Church)

(Gerald Humphrey, March 2018)

It was used by the Agudat Achim/New Hebrew Congregation c1902-c1952. This congregation then moved to Schoonder Street Synagogue in Gardens, which was later replaced by an apartment complex.

(Juan-Paul Burke, January 2020)

A mixed-use block of offices and apartments now stands here. The building's name "Temple House" is a reference to the synagogue that used to be on this site.

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

Oxley, John. 1992. Places of Worship in South Africa. Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers. pg 40-42
Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838-1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pg 123