C.L. Marais Library

Erf 4140 

Address

Crozier Street 

Date built

1899 

Use

University 

Style

Neo-Classical 

Architectual period

Late Victorian  

Type of building

Educational 

General evaluation

Outstanding 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1982) 

Zoning

University 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

23.01C 

Description

"Single storey building with asbestos tiled roof with central ornamental turret. Highly ornate facade with 3-bay entrance porch flanked by projecting wings, all with triangular pediments on compiled (Ionian and Corinthian) pilasters, topped by decorative mouldings and scrolls. Vermiculated quoins to wings. Porch and wings have arched openings with decorative plaster keystones, with decorative timber windows in the wings.Wrought iron fence around the square with moulded ball-capped posts (erected 1901)." 

History

This is the second oldest unchanged university building in Stellenbosch. 

Alterations

"Lead roof replaced and rounded plaster dormers with louvred vents removed (see photo, F&C p. 147)" 

Social History

 


Significance in terms of NHRA

 
Very
Significant
Significant
Some
Significance
No
Significance
Not
Assessed
Historical
 
 
 
 
 
Rarity
 
 
 
 
 
Aesthetical
 
 
 
 
 
Technological
 
 
 
 
 
Cultural
 
 
 
 
 
Social History
 
 
 
 
 
Slave History
 
 
 
 
 

Circa

1875 - 1899 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1982) 

Environment

 

Sect 27.2 Is the building/site a Provinical Heritage Site?
 
Sect 27.3 Is the building/site a Previous National Monument?
 
Sect 28 Will any dev affect the prot or views of or from a Gr 1 or Gr 2 site?
 
Sect 34 Is the building/structure older than 60 years?
 
Sect 35 Is the site a declared archeological/palaeontological site?
 
Sect 36 Does the site contain any graves or is it a burial ground?
 
Sect 37 Does the site contain any public monuments or memorials?
 


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