21 October 2012

Grahamstown : Old buildings

Today is my last post about our three days in Grahamstown.  It was our first visit to this city and we enjoyed it.  We also enjoyed our stay as the Colonel Graham Guest House.  But before I tell you about the rest of our trip in the Eastern Cape, here is a few photos of other old buildings in the town.

Grocott's Mail
This building with is beautiful facade was declared a National Heritage Site in 1984.  The original façade was destroyed in a fire in 1906 and it was replaced with the current gabled front.



City Hall
The City Hall and Settlers’ Memorial Tower in High Street is a National Heritage site.  The foundation stone for the Memorial Tower was laid as celebration for the 5oth anniversary of the 1820 British Settlers.  After struggling to complete the tower it was decided that the tower should be part of the town hall.  The Town Hall was opened in 1882.

City Hall
Memorial Tower
High Street Facades
High Street has a lot of old buildings with beautiful facades (like Grocott’s Mail) that have been declared National Heritage Sites.  Every time we drove paste we took another picture.

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