oa South African Journal of Cultural History - The early suburbs of Grahamstown: an outline of their development
|Article Title||The early suburbs of Grahamstown: an outline of their development|
|© Publisher:||South African Society for Cultural History|
|Journal||South African Journal of Cultural History|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University, United States of America.|
|Publication Date||Jul 1992|
|Pages||97 - 103|
|Keyword(s)||Architectural heritage, Grahamstown, London, Nineteenth century city and Suburbia|
The form of the nineteenth century city has received much attention recently, in particular the origin and growth of the suburb. This study first looks briefly at the origins of suburban growth in London, then at the growth of this phenomenon in mid nineteenth century Grahamstown. Similarities and differences are noted and described. Finally a typology of suburban house types as found in Grahamstown is outlined and again some differences from similarities with contemporary English house form is noted. All the above is in the nature of a pioneering study.
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