Join Culture Connect SA on a rare opportunity to go inside The Old Granary Building, a recently refurbished 204-year old former granary that was declared a Provincial Heritage Site in March 2017. Built in 1812, this historic structure initially served as a house and a bakery. It later became the town granary, then a magistrate’s court, a post office, government offices, and a women’s prison. It currently serves as the home of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in order to restore and rehabilitate the building from its colonial history of war, slavery and later apartheid, to a peace centre, offices, restaurant and exhibition centre.
The tour is led by the City of Cape Town’s Senior Heritage Professional, Margot van Heerden as well as Kobus van Wyk of GAPP Architects.
We will start by looking at other pediments of note of the Baroque period, mainly by the sculptor, Anton Anreith. This give context to his work at the Old Granary. This will include the Old Slave Lodge, De Tuynhuys (Garden House) and Rust en Vreugd.
- Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
- Venue: Start at the Slave monuments, Church Square; finish at The Old Granary Building, Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
- Time: 10:00am – 12pm
- Cost: R250 pre-11am 11 October then R350; add R200 for lunch nearby at the Haas Collective
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