Proposed new English medium school boys' hostel at Polokwane (Pietersburg) for the then Transvaal Provincial Administration. Also new hostel for girls (matron's & staff quarters, study room, & dining hall only.) Sketch plans, section, elevations and site plan in pencil & coloured pencil.
Frank Lloyd Wright's influence becomes visible in the design. The boys’ hostel recalls Taliesen East (1911), where a compound is surrounded on three sides by buildings. The focus of Taliesen East was on the space rather than the building – the fourth side to the space was held by a hill in the distance. Perhaps Eaton responded similarly. The girls’ hostel for the English medium school is also very similar to the strategies present in Wright’s Hillside School (1902).
Image 10.1: Pietersburg english medium school new Hostel for girls, Block B. Image 10.2: Proposed new english medium school boys Hostel, eighth scale sketch plan (revised) including ground plan, sections and elevation. Image 10.3: Proposed new english medium school boys Hostel, sixteenth scale preliminary sketch plan including ground plan, sections and elevations.