Kroonstad, Free State

Founded: 1855

Named after the famed horse Kroon, owned by Hans Viljoen, which drowned in a pothole in a stream on the site of the present town.


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List of references:

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 164-166
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pp 164
Nienaber, PJ & Le Roux, CJP . 1983. Monumente en gedenktekens van die Oranje-Vrystaat. Roodepoort: CUM-Boeke. pp 55
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 129
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 181

List of structures:

Abattoirs: 1923.
Anglican Church: pre-1908.
Bank of Africa: n.d..
Border and Allairs building: 1926.
Brewery Bldgs and others: pre-1908.
Christian National School: pre-1912.
Empire Cinema: 1940.
Empire Theatre: 1926.
Hospital: 1929 : 1933.
House Dr Van Dyk: 1939.
House Serfontein: 1964-1968. Middenspruit Farm,
Land Bank: c1930s.
LMC Sentrum - Centre: 1984.
Magistrate's Court: 1904.
Mooney and Gowlett's Building: 19?? : 1927.
National Bank: n.d..
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1912.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1877.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Kroonstad Noord: 1935-1937.
Notre Dame Convent and School: pre-1911.
Park Mansions: c.1920.
Post Office: n.d..
Post Office: n.d..
Presbyterian Church: 1904.
Railway Station: n.d..
Salvation Army Hall: n.d..
Several cottages: pre-1912.
St George's Memorial Church: 1903.
St John's Wesleyan Methodist Church: 1902.
St Patrick's Catholic Church: n.d..
Standard Bank: 1905-1906 : n.d..
Synagogue: 1903.
Town Hall: 1906.
Victoria Hotel: pre-1908.
Voortrekker Hospital: n.d..
War Memorial: 1924.