Old Harrismith Club
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 19:43
Thread Categories: 
Endangered
Thread Location: 
Free State
Harrismith
Local Champion: 
Machiel Roets
Local Champion Email: 

The old Harrismith Club is located on the corner of Stuart and Bester Streets. It was designed by William Street-Wilson and completed in 1905. Over the years it has hosted British royalty as well as local and international politicians.

 

Photo taken during the 1925 Royal Visit

 

Admittance card for a function during the 1925 visit

 

Unfortunately the building has been neglected by its owners, the local municipality. Cracks have appeared in the walls, the rooms are full of litter and some internal spaces have been damaged by fire.

 

Fire damage

 

Litter fills most rooms

 

Enthusiasts on the ground are hoping to mobilise the local business community to bring the structure back to life as a tourist office, museum and music studio. 

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