HB Thom Square

Erf 4140 

Address

Andringa Street 

Date built

c. 1965 

Use

Theater 

Style

Contemporary 

Architectual period

 

Type of building

Entertainment 

General evaluation

Contributing 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

23.01A 

Description

The H. B. Thom Theatre and Drama Department was built in 1965, and replaced a smaller experimental theatre space that had been established in 1961 when Professor H. B. Thom became the first chair in drama at a South African university. The building is uniquely situated as a teaching space as well as a space for professional performances. It is the only modern (20th C) building situated on the College Square, and architecturally is rather austere, although fine materials, craftsmanship and artwork are evident in the theatre lobby. 

History

 

Alterations

 

Social History

The structure forms part of the historic College Square. It is associated with the pioneering work of H. B. Thom in theatre. 


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

 

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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