Slave Lodge Museum by architect Louis Michel Thibault (1750-1815). The high building at the left is The Piazza on Church Square Apartments, 37 Adderley Street. The three top floors are a new addition to the building (2006). The design is made by Stéphan Weyers Architects.

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Hans R van der Woude on September 8, 2013

The Groote Kerk was the first church of the Dutch Reformed faith to be built in South Africa (building started in 1678 and it was consecrated in 1704). The present church, built between 1836 and 1841, is a somewhat dull, grey building designed and constructed by Hermann Schutte after a fire had destroyed most of the original.

Hans R van der Woude on September 8, 2013

The historic Groote Kerk building was built alongside the Groote Kerk in the 1930s in what is referred to as the "Cathedral Precinct" of "old town" Cape Town. The Groote Kerk Clock Tower is today recognised as one of Cape Town's most important heritage sites and dates back to 1770.

Groote Kerk building, now named "The Piazza on Church Square", overlooks numerous National Monuments located within the 'old town', including the carefully preserved Slave Lodge, St George's Cathedral and the Company's Gardens.

The redevelopment of the building began with the original 9 floors being converted into 52 apartments above 3 floors of offices.

The next phase involved the addition of 4 more levels comprising 26 luxury apartments.

Hans R van der Woude on September 9, 2013

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Photo taken in Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

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