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Walter Battiss Art Museum, 45 Paulet Street, Somerset East

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: This Georgian double-storeyed building was originally erected in about 1815 by Lord Charles Somerset for officers and presumably also soldiers who were stationed on the Eastern Frontier. The Victorian verandah was added later.
Visual Description: Double storey rectangular plan with single storey lean-to to 3/4 of rear. Pitched corrugated iron roof. Molded surrounds to openings. Quoining to edges. Octagonal chimneys. Sets of two to ends and 4 to centre. Front door 6 (flush) pannel with geometric fanlight. Door to right is half galzed with 9 lights and three pane fanlight. Upstairs 3 french doors and one four pannel. Windows are small pane 6x6 sliding sashes. Bottom right hand window is 8x8. Balcony to entire length of front. Paved stoep. Boundary wall is sandstone with cast iron railing.
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Condition: PoorIn need of restoration.
Construction Date: 1815
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Catalogue: , No: 20, Significance Category:

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