15 April 2013

Mossel Bay Monday: Walking Marsh Street (2)

In the first part of our walk we ended at the Post Office on the corner of Marsh and Mitchell Streets.  In today’s post we continue towards the Point.

Mossel Bay, South Africa
Green Door Guest House

The Green Door Guest House was built in 1900 was private house.  It became a boarding house and later a guest house.  The original wrought iron railings was removed and sold but the current owner had replicas made according to old photos.

Mossel Bay, South Africa
St Blaize Lodge

The St. Blaize Lodge was founded in 1875 and the current building in was built in 1884.  Two beautiful stained glass windows were removed from the outside because of vandalism and are now kept inside the lodge.  The building now has no outside windows.

Mossel Bay, South Africa
St Thomas Catholic Church

St Thomas Catholic Church was built as a school in 1885 and was enlarged and converted to a church in 1905.  The towers were added in 1935. 
Mossel Bay, South Africa
St Thomas Old Hall

St Thomas Old Hall was built in 1907 and 1911 as a convent school. The school closed in 1968 and the building is now used as church hall.


Mossel Bay, South Africa
Fynbos Shoppe

Another building that has a connection to St Thomas Church is the Fynbos Shoppe.  This house was built before 1877 as presbytery for St Thomas Church. 
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Kliphuis

Linley Hof was built in 1905 and now houses businesses and the Kliphuis Coffee Shop. 

(I used Visit Mossel Bay's "Explore Historical Mossel Bay on foot" brochure for the
above-mentioned information.  You can download the full brochure here.)

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1 comment:

  1. I don't think people realise how many historic buildings there are in Mossel Bay.

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