Old Arts Building (photos 1)

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dc.contributor.advisor Pienaar, Leon
dc.contributor.author Van Aswegen, Henning
dc.contributor.editor Läuferts, Monika
dc.contributor.other Eagle, Percy
dc.contributor.other Steynberg, Coert, 1905-1982
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-16T07:23:59Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-16T07:23:59Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-09
dc.description Coloured digital photo created using Luminix digital camera, size: 2048 * 1360 pixels, 3 photos, 2101 kilobytes. en
dc.description.abstract The beautiful sandstone building with its clock tower, Oregon pine floors and slate staircases was the first building to be completed on the campus of what was then the Transvaal University College (TUC). The foundation stone was laid on 3 August 1910. At the opening in August 1911, General Jan Smuts expressed the hope that the TUC would one day be to this country what Oxford was to England. Today, the staircase still features an exquisite stained glass window of the original TUC coat of arms. Designed by a student of Sir Herbert Baker, Percy Eagle, the building boasts different styles including elements of Cape Dutch and Neo-Romanesque. In recognition of its beautiful architectural style, the building was proclaimed a National Monument in 1968. The fountain in front of the building was redesigned in 1990 with two red lechwes (antelopes) sculpted by Coert Steynberg and sponsored by Dr Anton Rupert and his wife. Initially the building housed almost the entire University. Today it accommodates the UP Archives, Department of UP Arts, Mapungubwe Museum and the Van Tilburg collection. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/7137
dc.publisher Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria en
dc.rights University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Transvaal University College (TUC) en
dc.subject Sculptures en
dc.subject Ou Lettere Gebou af
dc.subject Old Arts Building en
dc.subject Main campus en
dc.subject.lcsh University of Pretoria -- Buildings
dc.subject.lcsh University of Pretoria -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.title Old Arts Building (photos 1) en
dc.type Image en


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