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Proclaimed a National Monument in 1949, devolved to a Cape Provincial Heritage Resource in 1999.
The house was built by the Lutheran Church for the assistant minister and later became the Sexton's house.
This is one of a unique group of eighteenth century buildings, the others being Lutheran Church and Martin Melck House which stand in Strand Street, higher up and across the street from Koopmans de Wet House. They owe their attraction to the fact that these buildings were designed as an architectural entity to meet the needs of the Lutheran Church. They are also of outstanding historical importance because they symbolise the long drawn-out struggle of the Lutherans for the right to practise their religion.
The building was restored in 1939.
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