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Town Hall
Potchefstroom, North West

BLACK and FAGG: Architect

Type:Town Hall


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26°42'55.77" S 27°05'50.45" E Alt: 1343m

Built to a design of William BLACK and William FAGG of Cape Town, and constructed by George Warren of Potchefstroom under the supervision of WH Coultas, the Clerk of Works, the Town Hall is a double-storey structure with a facade divided into two by an imposing 26.52m clock tower. The large copper clock was custom built, and bears the lettering 'Potchefstroom anno 1909, B Eysbouts, Austin Nederland'. The building was opened on 10 March 1909, with General Smuts as the guest of honour.

(Richardson, 2001: 268-9)

Writings about this entry

Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 268-269