TOPIC: Architecture of the British Period, Wolmunster in Rosebank
SPEAKER: Trevor Thorold
DATE: Tuesday, 17 May 2011
VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl & Campground Roads:
Trevor Thorold is a long-serving member of Heritage Western Cape’s Built Environment & Landscape Permit Committee (BELCOM), and was a Member of the first Council of Heritage Western Cape from 2004 to 2007.
He was a heritage consultant to the City of Cape Town for some years, providing part-time Urban Conservation management services for South Peninsula Administration
He is an active founder-member of the Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners: W Cape, and was a pioneer of Heritage Impact Assessments. Trevor contributes to UCT’s Continuing Professional Development course on Architectural & Urban Conservation, and the M Phil: Conservation of the Built Environment, both convened by Dr Stephen Townsend.
He will be speaking about the history and recent restoration undertaken by his practice of the very fine 19th century house called Wolmunster. Thorold Architects are currently underway with a heritage & planning assessment of The Firs/ Irma Stern Museum, the property immediately to the south of Wolmunster, and of similar age, so he may briefly also describe some of the interim findings.