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Elevations, bell tower & front garden enclosure of the Meerlust homestead, built in Cape Dutch style with a thatched roof and convex-concave gables. Measured and drawn by L. R. F. Bustin for prof. Geoffrey Pearse's book "Eighteenth Century Architecture in South Africa" - see page 44 for a description, and Plate 69 for the drawing.
Drawing of Cape gables, depicting CAPE-DUTCH: Cape Town early 18th century Cape 1756 (Curvilinear (Cook)), Amsterdam c.1700, Mamre, Elsenburg 1761 (Concavo-convex (Cook)), Morgenster stable 1779, Spier 1778 (Baroque (Cook)), Amsterdam late 17th century, Nooitgedacht 1774, Ida's Valley 1787. CAPE-FLEMISH: Amsterdam c.1750, c.1650, La Provence 1815, Triangular gable, Jonker's House, Groot Constantia c.1791, Boschendal, Bien Donne 1800, Groot Constantia c.1791, Uitkyk (Paarl) 1820, La Motte, Stelle
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