Jan de Waal House

JAN DE WAAL HOUSE 93 BREE STREET Jan de Waal, born in Amsterdam, arrived at the Cape in 1715 as an employee of the Dutch East India Company The erf on which this doublestorey house stands was granted to him in 1752 by Governor Ryk Tulbagh The house and adjoining warehouse in Shortmarket Street are typical of eighteenthcentury Cape architecture The present teak Georgian windows and door replaced the Dutch-style originals during the first quarter of the nineteenth century c1830.

89, 89a, 87 Bree Street are of a similar era. (changed to pitched roof c1900)

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