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A report on a phase II heritage assessment for the development of a place of public worship on portions 3 and 4 of erf 572, and portion 2 and 6 of erf 573, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, and the subsequent approval to demolish current buildings on these sitesSummary

Archaetnos cc was appointed by Agape CWC to conduct a heritage impact assessment for the building of a place of worship on portions 3 and 4 of erf 572, and portion 2 and 6 of erf 573, Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng Province. The development would also necessitate that current buildings on the site be demolished.

The fieldwork undertaken revealed five building older than 60 years on the premises. These are the main house, two cottages, an outbuilding and a garage. Some other structures on site are younger than 60 years and therefore has no heritage significance.

The main house and Cottage no. 1 receives a medium cultural significance. This is due to the street fa├žade being lost, recent changes made to these buildings as well as damage thereto. For the same reasons, the garage, outbuilding and Cottage no. 2 received a low cultural significance, mainly due to the fact that the changes to these has been far more significant. The buildings itself are not unique examples of a specific architectural style, and although it has a few nice features, there are far better examples in Arcadia.

Mitigation was recommended and the Provincial Heritage Resources Agency of Gauteng (PHRA-G) requested that a Phase II documentation of the three main buildings be done. This report is the result thereof.

It is therefore recommended that this Phase II report and the HIA be approved and that a demolition approval be granted by the Provincial Heritage Resources Agency of Gauteng (PHRA-G).

Report by

Prof. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Accredited member of ASAPA Accredited member of SASCH