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Measured drawing of the Rhodes Memorial, Rondebosch, Cape Town: plan and elevation with sketches

RIBA Ref No RIBA127612
Architect/DesignerBaker, Sir Herbert (1862-1946)
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Subject Date1908
Image Date1917
ViewPlan | Exterior
Library ReferenceBaker VI/C
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectStatues ; Monuments
NOTES: The memorial was built on a steep site on the side of the Table Mountains and the design was inspired by the Altar of Zeus at Pergamos. Large platforms at different levels, linked by flights of steps and flanked by statues of lions by John M. Swan, led to a 'temple', U-shaped in plan and open on one side, which housed a bust of Rhodes, also by Swan.

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