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Legislative Assembly
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

John Frederick Evelyn BARNES: Architect

Type:Government Buildings
Street:Longmarket Street

Parliament House, Old Provincial Buildings

The Legislative Assembly Building was built to house the Legislative Council of the Colony of Natal. The foundation stone was laid on 21 June 1887 by Sir Arthur Havelock, Governor of Natal in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s 50 anniversary of accession to the throne. The building was opened in 1889. (Richardson, 2001:241)

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 178-179 (with photo)
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 241