Stellenbosch Raadsaal

Stellenbosch Raadsaal
I was surprised to discover that this set of buildings, which houses the Stellenbosch Council Chambers, amongst other things, was only built in 1941. Stellenbosch was founded by Governor Simon van der Stel in 1679, making it the second European settlement in South Africa (Cape Town itself was the first, of course).

To the left of this building is the Town Hall (not in the picture), which won its architects a design medal in 1941. I'm not quite as enthusiastic about it though, and think this section of the municipal complex is far prettier.

Raadsaal is Afrikaans for "council hall", by the way.

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