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Kruger House is the historical Pretoria residence of the Boer leader and President of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger. It was built in 1884 by architect Tom Claridge and builder Charles Clark. Milk was used, instead of water, for mixing the cement from which the house was constructed, as the cement available was of poor quality

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Pres Paul Kruger and his wife - this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born

this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, and affectionately known as Uncle Paul (Afrikaans: "Oom Paul"), was State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal). He gained international renown as the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902). Kruger was born at Bulhoek, on his grandfather's farm in the British Cape Colony, and he grew up on the farm Vaalbank. He received…

Kruger House Museum, Pretoria

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Paul Kruger Coach in Krugersdorp in Boer War Museum

Paul Kruger Coach in Krugersdorp in Boer War Museum

Paul Kruger house- where his wife did needle work

Paul Kruger house- where his wife did needle work

This Reformed church owes its cultural historical significance to its association with the former president of the ‘Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek’, Paul Kruger. The church, together with the Kruger House Museum directly south of the church, forms a historic coherent whole in terms of cultural significance with S.J.P Kruger as binding factor. It owes its architectural value to the fact that it was one of the churches built by Kruger’s ’Hollanders’, as indicated by the corner stone of the…

This Reformed church owes its cultural historical significance to its association with the former president of the ‘Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek’, Paul Kruger. The church, together with the Kruger House Museum directly south of the church, forms a historic coherent whole in terms of cultural significance with S.J.P Kruger as binding factor. It owes its architectural value to the fact that it was one of the churches built by Kruger’s ’Hollanders’, as indicated by the corner stone of the…

The Paul Kruger Church was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 7 September 1979.

The Paul Kruger Church was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 7 September 1979.

Another interesting feature of the house is two stone lions on the verandah that were presented to President Kruger as a birthday gift on 10 October 1896 by the mining magnate Barney Barnato.

Another interesting feature of the house is two stone lions on the verandah that were presented to President Kruger as a birthday gift on 10 October 1896 by the mining magnate Barney Barnato.

A protégé of the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, he witnessed the signing of the Sand River Convention with Britain in 1852 and over the next decade played a prominent role in the forging of the South African Republic, leading its commandos and resolving disputes between the rival Boer leaders and factions. In 1863 he was elected Commandant-General, a post he held for a decade before he resigned soon after the election of President Thomas François Burgers.

A protégé of the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, he witnessed the signing of the Sand River Convention with Britain in 1852 and over the next decade played a prominent role in the forging of the South African Republic, leading its commandos and resolving disputes between the rival Boer leaders and factions. In 1863 he was elected Commandant-General, a post he held for a decade before he resigned soon after the election of President Thomas François Burgers.