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Old Post Office

Identification

Old Post Office
1182048

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Structure in General

clock/bell tower
existing [completed]

Usage

governmental office

Facts

  • The building was constructed during the time of President Paul Kruger.
  • The building was severely damaged by fire on 1st November 2009 but is still standing and will hopefully be restored.
  • Built in 1897, this is Johannesburg's oldest building.
  • In 1978, the building was listed as a National Monument.
  • The Old Post Office was once the tallest building in the town.
  • The architect, Sytze Wierda, was commissioned by President Kruger.
  • The clock tower dates from 1900.

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Location

Rissik Street
South Africa

Technical Data

1897
1900