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Grey College - First
Bloemfontein, Free State

William Henry STUCKE: Architect

Date:1893
Type:College
Status:Extant
Street:Douglas/Kerk Sts

 


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Coordinates:
29°07'14.58" S 26°13'18.08" E Alt: 1387m

This replaced the first school funded by Sir George Grey and designed by Captain PILKINGTON of the ROYAL ENGINEERS.

Unfortunately the original brick walls have been plastered but the building has otherwise remained unchanged.

Although additions were done by BAKER & MASEY in 1904, by 1906 the stand in the centre of the city was too small and the college was moved to a site in what at that time was an outlying part of Bloemfontein as Grey University College and School. This building later served various purposes – as teachers' college, men's residence of the University College, and the Free State Technical College – but it was always in the service of education, and in this way was saved from dilapidation and demolition. (Schoeman 1985:71)

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.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 238
Hawthorn, Peter & Bristow, Barry. 1993. Historic Schools of South Africa : an ethos of excellence. Cape Town: Pachyderm Press. pg 216-228
Nienaber, PJ , Smit, JD & Botes, SM. 1987. Vrystaatse Argitektuur - Historiese-argitektoniese ontwikkeling van die Vrystaatse boukuns. Pretoria: Stigting NALN. pg 40 ill, 41
Schoeman, Karel. 1980. Bloemfontein: die ontstaan van n stad. Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau. pg 122-123, 135, 146, 150, 152, 164, 168, 188, 191, ill 58
Schoeman, Karel. 1985. Boukunsskatte van die Vrystaat / Free State Heritage. Roodepoort: CUM Boeke vir Stigting NALM. pg 70, 71