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Historical buildings, landmarks and monuments in Rustenburg

Rustenburg has a rich history and a number of historical buildings, landmarks, monuments, statues and memorials serve as reminders that our city has been home to some remarkable people through different time periods of it’s existence…

The old Lutheran Church

Lutheran Church Kroondal

Photo credit: Daan Prinsloo – panoramio.com

The old Lutheran Church is situated in Kroondal and is a Provincial Heritage site.  It originated from the Hermannsburg Missionary Society’s involvement in Kroondal.
It is significant that the church was the first church built in Kroondal, by a small group of determined people.

Construction started in 1895 and it was inaugurated on 24 June 1896.

The church was replaced by a newer building in 1962 and the old building was converted into the town library.

The old Lutheran Church was declared a national monument in 1980.

Old Lutheran School - KroondalThe old Lutheran School

The plain, little building was completed early in 1898 as the first permanent school building in Kroondal .
It is a Provincial Heritage Site.

The old Anglican Church

The church is situated on the corner of Oliver Tambo and Beyers Naude Drives and is a Provincial Heritage Site.

It was originally constructed in 1871 but had to make way for newer developments and were reconstructed on it’s present site, the old Rustenburg Cemetery, in 1967.

It was declared a National Monument on 24 November 1972.

Sadly the building burnt down some years ago and is presently in ruins.

Dutch Reformed Church RustenburgThe Dutch Reformed Church

Construction of this church started in 1898 and completion of the building were delayed by the outbreak of the Anglo Boer War.  During the war it was used by the British as a hospital.

The finishing touches were done in 1903.

It was declared a National Monument on 23 March 1979.

It is situated in Fatima Bhayat Street and is a Provincial Heritage Site.

Paul Kruger statue Rustenburg

Boekenhoutfontein

This farm was the property of former President Paul Kruger from 1862 to 1903.  The house on the farm still stands and was declared a National monument in 1936.

It is now administered by Kedar Heritage Lodge Conference Centre and Spa which is also home to the Paul Kruger Country House Museum.

It is a Provincial Heritage site.

The statue of President Paul Kruger

The statue of President Paul Kruger by the French sculptor Jean Archard, depicts the president during his last days of exile.

The statue is located in front of the information centre at the Town Hall.

Schoch House

A Provincial Heritage Site in Boschdal.

It is the oldest existing dwelling in the Rustenburg area.  It was designed and build for William Roberson after which it was acquired by August Schoch in 1874.

It was declared a National Monument on 27 December 1985.

Syringa Tree Stump MonumentSyringa Tree Stump Monument

A Provincial Heritage Site in Church Street that was declared a National Monument on 28 September 1951.

No additional information about this monument could be obtained.

 

 

Gandhi Memorial RustenburgStatue of a Voortrekker Girl

The statue is opposite the Hervormde Church in Plein Street.  The candle represents the introduction of Christianity to the area.

Gandhi Memorial at Kedar Heritage Lodge

This monument by sculptor Adam Madebe and architect Nico Wessels commemorates the service and sacrifice of Gandhi, the Indian army and the Natal Indians in the Anglo Boer War.

The unveiling ceremony of the Gandhi memorial took place at Kedar Heritage Lodge on 19 September 2015.

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A History of Rustenburg

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