Union buildings at dusk
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2013




Oblique view from south east
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




View from the road below
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Entrances
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Lower entrances
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Western wing
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Eastern corner
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Stairway
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Section of loggia
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Balcony detail
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Coat of arms
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Western tower
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Dome of tower
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Atlas finial
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




Detail of bird
Photographer: Nicholas Clarke - 2014




View of buildings from gardens below
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




View of tower from gardens below
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




View of tower between trees
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




Statue of Nelson Mandela with buildings behind
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




Statue of Nelson Mandela with tower behind
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




Statue of Nelson Mandela looking out over Pretoria
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




Statue of Louis Botha
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




Pretoria Coat of Arms
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




Portuguese Memorial to those killed in World War Two
Photographer: Annelise Lange - 2018




Union Buildings - East Tower
Stolen view from colonnade of amphitheater

Photographer: Francois Swanepoel (1990s)




R2 Stamp - 1982 07 15 from Fourth Definitive Series First Day Cover

Caption with stamp:
R2 Union Buildings, Pretoria The executive power of the RSA resides in the Union Buildings on Meintjeskop in Pretoria. This imposing edifice was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and was completed in 1912. Transvaal sandstone and Pretoria granite were used, and the roof and floor tiles were manufactured in Vereeniging. Drawing by AH Barrett

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A scanned portion of Plate 1: Panorama - from:

The City of Pretoria and Districts. A Official Handbook describing the Social, Official, Farming, Mining, and General Progress and Possibilities of the Administrative Capital and Surrounding Districts. Publicity Department, South African Railways, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1913

Submitted by William MARTINSON







A scanned copy of Plate 2 - from:

The City of Pretoria and Districts. A Official Handbook describing the Social, Official, Farming, Mining, and General Progress and Possibilities of the Administrative Capital and Surrounding Districts. Publicity Department, South African Railways, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1913

Submitted by William MARTINSON







A scanned copy of Plate 3: Views in the Amphitheater Section - from:

The City of Pretoria and Districts. A Official Handbook describing the Social, Official, Farming, Mining, and General Progress and Possibilities of the Administrative Capital and Surrounding Districts. Publicity Department, South African Railways, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1913

Submitted by William MARTINSON







A scanned copy of Plate 4 - from:

The City of Pretoria and Districts. A Official Handbook describing the Social, Official, Farming, Mining, and General Progress and Possibilities of the Administrative Capital and Surrounding Districts. Publicity Department, South African Railways, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1913

Submitted by William MARTINSON







A scanned copy of Plate 5: East Tower & Rostrum and The Towers and Portion of Roof - from:

The City of Pretoria and Districts. A Official Handbook describing the Social, Official, Farming, Mining, and General Progress and Possibilities of the Administrative Capital and Surrounding Districts. Publicity Department, South African Railways, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1913

Submitted by William MARTINSON







A scanned portion of Plate 6: Main Vestibule from Rostrum - from:

The City of Pretoria and Districts. A Official Handbook describing the Social, Official, Farming, Mining, and General Progress and Possibilities of the Administrative Capital and Surrounding Districts. Publicity Department, South African Railways, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1913

Submitted by William MARTINSON







A scanned portion of Plate 39: West Block - from:

The City of Pretoria and Districts. A Official Handbook describing the Social, Official, Farming, Mining, and General Progress and Possibilities of the Administrative Capital and Surrounding Districts. Publicity Department, South African Railways, Government Printer, Pretoria, 1913

Submitted by William MARTINSON







Postcard: PRETORIA: UNION BUILDINGS
Purchased: 1978
Submitted by Dorothy Adendorff

Photographer: Arthur English




Drawing 16 of 365 by Shaun Gaylard

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