Loubser House

Erf 13606 

Address

157 Dorp Street 

Date built

possibly early 18th Century (Fransen & Cook); altered 1825 (on gable) 

Use

Dwelling 

Style

Cape Dutch 

Architectual period

Cape Dutch  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Outstanding 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1970) 

Zoning

Residential Zone I 

Date of survey

November 2009 

Reference no.

07.08B 

Description

"L-shaped three-bay house with neo-classical central gable with a 6x6 sash and inner pilasters with overlapping roundels; ""holbol"" end gables and a corrugated iron roof with small 2-pane glazed vents under raised eaves. Central 2x2 double door with 2-pane fanlight and 12x12 sashes. Tiled stoep with projecting steps." 

History

"Originally part of erf H, the site was sold to HL Neethling in 1788. It belonged to the Rev. MJ Bakker (see site 07.08A), who sold it to the ""Stellenbosche Meewerkende Gennotschap"" in 1820. In 1825 it was bought by David Kinneburg, who also purchased No. 155 from MJ Bakker in 1833. Kinneburg is responsible for the gable and the present appearance of the house.The two properties were then owned by Hendrik C Hugo (1857-1860), Jacobus P Roux (1860-1871) and CF Beyers (1871-1887). From 1887-1890 they were owned by Hubertus Elffers, a writer of Dutch schoolbooks and grammars attached to the Stellenbosch Gymnnasium. It has been known as Loubser House since it was owned by Bob Loubser, a 1906 Springbok rugby player and Member of Parliament for Stellenbosch. (Source: JJ Oberholster, Die Historiese Monumente van Suid-Afrika, 1972" 

Alterations

raised eaves for iron roof 

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

1700 - 1749 

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National monument (1970) 

Environment

part of a group 

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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