Rhenish Hostel (now PJ Olivier Art Centre)

Erf 3465 

Address

Bloem Street 

Date built

original house c1790; present appearance late 19th C 

Use

Art School 

Style

Cape Dutch 

Architectual period

Georgian  

Type of building

Residential 

General evaluation

Significant 

Suggested grading

II 

Present NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1969) 

Zoning

 

Date of survey

 

Reference no.

13.03A 

Description

"Double storey building with moulded parapet, raised over entrance with ""Rhenish Institute"" in the plasterwork, corner pilasters and a moulded string course between floors. Upper floor has 6x6 sashes. Ground floor has 20x20 sashes with louvred internal shutters. 3-bay entrance with glazed double door with 15-pane fanlight flanked by 12x12 sashes,and with French doors upstairs, all varnished. Projecting porch over with fluted columns and cast iron balustrade. ""... at the back, downstairs, are some original [late-18th C] sashes. Some internal doors are also original. The H-shaped plan of the single storey house is still discernable as the nucleus of the present building. In one of the former side courts of the H there is now a barrel vault, a feature of several Stellenbosch houses. The screen and one of the two wall-cupboards in the central hall are new."" (Fransen & Cook, p. 137)Entrance has a cypress on each side; mature oaks along frontage." 

History

"The land was first granted to Marthinus Byleveld in 1787 and an H-shaped house was built on it soon afterwards, facing away from the Braak. It was acquired by the Rhenish Church in 1862 and used as a school and hostel for girls. A second floor with a flat roof was added soon afterwards and the building later extended to both sides." 

Alterations

Restored 1968 

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

1750 - 1799  

Admin area

Stellenbosch 

Allotment

Stellenbosch 

Linked to erf/erven

 

Linked address

 

NHRA protection

Previous National Monument (1969) 

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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