Drostdy Centre

Erf 5357 

Address

Alexander Street cnr Bird Street 

Date built

pre 1859 

Use

Shop 

Style

Modern 

Architectual period

Contemporary  

Type of building

Commercial 

General evaluation

Intrusive 

Suggested grading

IIIB 

Present NHRA protection

Previous "National Monument (facade, 1967)" 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

18.07 

Description

"Double storey building with hipped corrugated iron roof, covered gable on Alexander St and cut-away corner. 12x12 sashes to upper floor; sashes and casement windows to ground floor. Under gable is a double door with arched fanlight flanked by arched half-windows; with French doors and half-sashes above. String course on line of pre-existing verandah. Raised stoep with end walls and timber balustrade. On Bird Street is a paved court backed by double-storey modern buildings, open to the street except for a retained double-storey gabled facade with all joinery removed on the street edge." 

History

 

Alterations

Conversion of historical hotel to shopping mall and demolition of buildings in Bird St. 

Social History

Landmark building for at least one and a half centuries. 


Significance in terms of NHRA

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

Circa

post 1950 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous "National Monument (facade, 1967)" 

Environment

facing the Braak 

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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