DATE: Saturday, 28 June 2014
Meet at 10am outside the Granary building in Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. Tour led by Graham Jacobs.
We will be looking over this historic building also known as the old Customs House (It has also been used as a police station). It was completed in 1814 and the design has sometimes been attributed to Thibault. It is known to have been built by Herman Schutte, with the figures of Britannia and Neptune, as well as the British coat of arms on the pediment, all done by the renowned German sculptor Anton Anreith.

Graham Jacobs is an architect and heritage practitioner, now in private practice.  He is a previous member of the VASSA Committee and was head of the City’s Urban Conservation Unit. Together with Melanie Attwell, he undertook a study of the Granary in 2005 and, among other things, compiled a 3D model of the building and its evolution over time.  He will be sharing the insights this process gave him and the results of the work he and Melanie did as we walk through the building.

Please note that the building is in poor repair and so some agility is going to be required on this outing.  Also, the City requires that we fill in indemnity forms. (See attached indemnity form)
So, to book a place on the outing, please bring your completed indemnity form (indemnity form) to the talk or email it to Kathy Dumbrell: dumbrell@gmail.com

Directions: The Granary is in Buitenkant Street, and adjacent to the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre (which was also, along with the adjoining Fugard Theatre, re-configured and restored by John Rennie’s practice, Rennie Scurr & Adendorff. Street Parking is easy on Saturdays or you could park in Harrington Square (avoiding the temptations of Charlie’s Bakery!)

Those who are up to date, will have received a coloured slip handed out at the May talk or on the Rawsonville outing.  If you haven’t yet paid, please make sure you pay as soon as possible, as only members with the current colour in their name badges are welcome at outings!