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A Guide to the Old Buildings of the Cape

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Language  English
Publisher  A.A. Balkema
Media type  hardcover
Originally published  1980
Page count  456
ISBN  0869611232
Subject  architecture
Publication date  1980
Pages  456
Author  Hans Fransen
Genre  Reference
Country  South Africa
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The Old Buildings of the Cape is a book by Hans Fransen, subtitled in its latest edition A survey of extant architecture from before c. 1910 in the area of Cape Town–Calvinia–Colesberg–Uitenhage. It lists extant and lost buildings and structures in the Cape Province of South Africa. First published in 1965 and since updated, the book is a widely recognised desk reference on the subject.

Corroborating sources include Picard, Pearse, Lewcock and Obholzer.


Notable buildings listed in the book include:

  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Koopmans-de Wet House
  • Palm Tree Mosque
  • References

    A Guide to the Old Buildings of the Cape Wikipedia