house from ca.1835 was adapted from a smaller pre-1817
building. Note the older "funnel" gable
incorporated into the later gable. It used to be the home
of Carl Otto Hager, the architect of the Ou Hoofgebou,
Moederkerk and First Lutheran Church, and which he
inherited from his mother.
37 Market Street
is the most imposing house in Market Street, forming the
western focus across the triangular Tannery Square. It
is a double-storey flat roof, initially built with
brickwork and plaster, similar to Grosvenor House. The
front rooms contain murals that date from between 1787
and 1803, and again indicate that the interiors of
Cape-Dutch buildings were much more colourful than once
believed. Jacob Binderís tannery,
"bastmolen", must have been situated somewhere
on this property, which - together with his house - were
destroyed by the fire of 1803.
25 - 35 HERTE
25-35 Herte Street
Initially thatched, these
semi-detached houses were erected ca. 1840 for slaves
freed in 1838.
8 Herte Street
This early twentieth century
dwelling has a garden typical of the late nineteenth
century. It now functions as a music centre.