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Land Bank
Potchefstroom, North West

Norman Musgrave EATON: Architect

Date:1941
Type:Bank
Style:Critical Regionalism
Status:Extant
Street:Walter Sisulu Avenue (previously Kerk)

 


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Coordinates:
26°42'33.67" S 27°05'51.86" E Alt: 1342m

EATON preferred to work independently and every project he undertook became his personalised solution to the problem. This bank, an early work, was the genesis of EATON's other Land Banks (Ermelo, Kroonstad and Pietermaritzburg), particularly that of Pietermaritzburg, 1951, which it resembles, being set on a podium and constructed of well-chosen bricks, beautifully and carefully detailed. It has strength and dignity and its quality makes it an unusual contribution to the town it stands in. (Greig, 1971:187)

Read also Hans WEGELIN's article about Eaton's faggots : the Netherlands Bank Building, Pretoria.

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

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 187
Fisher, Roger C The Third Vernacular: Pretoria Regionalism — Aspects of an Emergence: in Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW and Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 135