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Schoone Oordt
Swellendam Central, Swellendam, Western Cape

Client:Misses Anderson
Style:Cape Georgian
Street:2 Swellengrebel Street


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34°00'58.34" S 20°26'58.27" E Alt: 152m

Schoone Oordt is at the corner of Van Oudtshoorn Street. This house was built in 1853 by the Misses Anderson (se also 16 Van Oudtshoorn St). It is a double-storeyed, with five bays, and has a very fine veranda/balcony in front with elaborate ironwork. It has been well restored. It has a flat roof, but has a one-storey wing at the back with pitched iron roof (which is actually slightly higher than the double-storey roof). This back wing is a slightly later addition. [Walton: Double-storeyed ... p70.]

(Fransen 2004:457)

In the early 20th century it was owned by Abraham Buirski who added the Victorian double-storey cast iron filigree varandah.

(Swellendam Heritage Association. 2018:21)

These notes were last edited on 2021 06 07

Writings about this entry

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 457
Swellendam Heritage Association. 2018. Treasures of Swellendam. Swellendam: Swellendam Heritage Association. pg 21