Lexicon
Neo-Classical

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A revival of Greek and Roman principles in a more solid and severe manner than the Renaissance and Baroque. The Greek Doric was favoured for church building in the Cape Province during the c19. In the Orange Free State Republic the more restrained Neo-Classical was favoured above the more lavish Wilhelmine/ Victorian then the vogue in the rest of the colonies, Otto HAGER being a major exponent at the time.

Drawing of Huguenot Memorial Museum, a reconstruction of Saasveld.

Drawings by Frank Gaylard from: Fisher, Roger C. 1992. Visual Lexicon of the South African Dwelling. Cape Town: Unibook. p, 4.



Buildings on this website in Neo-Classical style
Barclays Bank: c1920. Springs, Gauteng
Barclays Bank - First National Bank Headquarters: 1933. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bhunga Building - Nelson Mandela Museum: 1928. Mthatha, Eastern Cape
Chamber and offices of United Transkeian Territories General Council - Bhunga Building: 1928. Mthatha, Eastern Cape
Groot Constantia Wine Cellar: 1791. Constantia, Western Cape
Hellenic Government School: 1928-1931. Malvern, Johannesburg, Gauteng
House Harwin: Sans Souci: 1883. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
National Library of South Africa, Cape Town Campus: 1857 - 1864. Cape Town, Western Cape
North End Public Library: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
Observatory, Royal: 1821 : 1894. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape
Outeniqua Lodge: 1924. George, Western Cape
Public Library: 1905. East London, Eastern Cape
Royal Observatory: 1821 : 1894. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape
Shaw Hall: 1832. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape
South African Sendinggestig - Missionary Society Museum: 1802-1804 : 1976. Cape Town, Western Cape
Standard Bank: 1881 : 1897 : 1919. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape
Union Buildings: 1909-1913. Pretoria, Gauteng
Woutersen Vault: pre-1827 : 1991. Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
Bank of Africa Limited Building: 1910. Central, Pretoria, Gauteng
Old Nectar - Nektar: 1815. Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, Western Cape