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Observatory Museum, 10 Bathurst Street, Grahamstown

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: This building is unique in stucture and was used by Henry Carter Galpin, watchmaker and jeweller, as a home and business premises soon after his arrival in Grahamstown in 1849. In 1880 Galpin installed a camera obscura in the turret of the building.
Visual Description: Front facade has balustraded parapet and cornice. Hood moulds plus panels to first floor windows. Plastered ashlar below. Fine 1880'S facade. Complex building behind.
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Condition: Good
Construction Date: 1840s;1880s
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Catalogue: Radford 1989 (a), No: F.04, Significance Category:

 
 

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