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Sailors' Home
Cape Town, Western Cape

John Todd WELCHMAN: Architect 1860
Charles Henry SMITH: Architect 1928

Date:1860 : 1928
Type:Sailors' Home
Status:Demolished
Street:Lower Burg St/Prestwich St

The foundation stone was laid by Prince Alfred on 18 September 1860. The Home was built to accommodate up to 85 “discharged and destitute” seamen.

This building was demolished in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The site is now part of Thibault Square. (Arthur Radburn)


Writings about this entry

CPIA Committee. 1983. The Buildings of Cape Town 1983 : Phase Two. Volume Three : Catalogue and Classification. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 209 item 30.3
Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1987. Domestic architecture at the Cape, 1892-1912 : Herbert Baker, his associates and his contemporaries. Cape Town: Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pg 394
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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 137, 232