Ou Raadsaal

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Ou Raadsaal (also known as Old Council Chamber, Old Government Building, and Republikeinse Raadsaal) was the Parliament Building of the Transvaal Republic Government in Pretoria, South Africa.[1] The Volksraad sat session in this building at the end of the 19th century when Paul Kruger was the last President of the old Boer Republic. The Renaissance Revival architecture building, designed by Sytze Wierda, is located on the south side of Church Square.

The Transvaal Museum was established in 1892 in the upper floor of Ou Raadsaal. It was soon moved to a separate location when the room was deemed too small for the collection.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.tshwane.gov.za/interest.cfm
  2. ^ http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07312008-162932/unrestricted/02context-analysis.pdf

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Coordinates: 25°44′50″S 28°11′16″E / 25.74722°S 28.18778°E / -25.74722; 28.18778