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Gaol - Now Western Cape Archives
Cape Town, Western Cape

William Henry KÖHLER: Design Architect
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT of the CAPE COLONY: Architect
RENNIE SCURR ARCHITECTS: Restoration Architects 1999

Date:1855-59 : 1999
Type:Gaol
Status:Extant
Street:72 Roeland Street

 


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Coordinates:
33°55'53.47" S 18°25'25.75" E Alt: 36m

See also P PENKETH.

Only the entrance and perimeter wall of the old prison are extant. The prison buildings themselves were demolished in the 1980s, and replaced with the present archives buildings, which were handed over in November 1989. (Arthur Radburn, April 2023)


Books that reference Gaol - Now Western Cape Archives

Cole, DI. 2002. The building stones of Cape Town : a geological walking tour. Cape Town: Council for Geoscience. pg 13-14
Gaylard, Shaun & McDougall, Brett . 2022. RSA 365 : 365 Drawings of South African Architecture. Johannesburg: Blank Ink Design. pg 40 ill
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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 225