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Old Bantu Administration Building, Landdrost Street, Vryheid

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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Archive Import: Significance: This rectangular building dates from about 1930 and forms, especially architecturally, an integral part of the historic core of Vryheid. The scale, form and texture contribute to its becoming an important visual link to adjoining historic buildings.
History:Proclaimed in view of the Bantu Administration buildings,strategic position, in conjunction with the other nearby situated historic buildings. The Bantu Administration building is a long rectangular building with smooth white washed walls, rusticated at each end. The roof is of corrugated iron and the facade has eight evenly spaced sash windows. The entrance to the building is surrounded by dressed sandstone. Two rose windows also appear in the front facade. It was built in the 1930s and is not of exceptional historical or architectural importance.
It was proclaimed in view of the Bantu Administration buildings’ strategic position, in conjunction with the other nearby situated historic buildings, i.e. the proclaimed Old Raadsaal, the Old Fort, the Carnegie Library and the Police Station. The scale of the building as well as its form and texture all contribute to it becoming an important visual link with the adjoining historic buildings.
Visual Description: Rectangular building; smooth white-washed walls (rusticated); corrugated iron roof; eight sash windows and two rose windows: entrance surrounded by dressed sandstone.
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Construction Date: 1930c
Materials: coursed cut stone : corrugated iron
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Proclaimed in view of the Bantu Administration buildings' strategic position, in conjunction with th Bibliography archive:
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Adjacent to other historic buildings in the vicinity. The Bantu Administration Building, situated onthe follwing properties: (a) Lot 122 Vryheid, situate in the Township of Vryheid, District of Vryheid, Province of Natal: and (b) remainder of Lot 124 Vryheid, situate incom.
 
 

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