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Volunteer Drill Hall
Cape Town, Western Cape

CE TENNANT: Architect 1884
Anthony (Antonie) Mauritz DE WITT: Architect 1888-9
Henry [Harry] Sidon GREAVES: Architect Additions

Date:1884 : 1888-1889
Type:Drill Hall
Street:Darling Street


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33°55'33.16" S 18°25'29.88" E

Now Central Library

Originally built in 1884, designed by CE TENNANT, additions were done in 1888-1889 by Anthony M DE WITT.

Further additions done in 1899 by GREAVES (Pryce-Lewis list 5 025).

(SAAE&S Jnl Sep 1907:212)

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 Volunteer Drill Hall

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pg 54
Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 39
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 21
Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838-1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pg 114, 241
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 286 item 81.3
Transvaal Publishing Co. 1906. Men of the Times : Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony. Johannesburg, Cape Town and London: The Transvaal Publishing Co. pg 434