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Alms Houses
Bethelsdorp, Eastern Cape


These were built by the Bethelsdorp Mission Station as housing for the poor people they were trying to help. They are still in use. They were built of local materials and were originally thatched. They were declared a National Monument.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books that reference Alms Houses

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 103 ill
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 10