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Drostdy Gateway

 
 
Drostdy Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay van Zyl, January 17, 2013
1. Drostdy Gateway Marker
Inscription. Built about 1842 as the main entrance to the military establishment.
 
Erected by Historical Monument Commission.
 
Location. 33° 18.767′ S, 26° 31.3′ E. Marker is in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Marker is at the intersection of Somerset Street and Centenary Walk, on the left when traveling north on Somerset Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape 6139, South Africa.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Yellow House (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Schönland Building (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Old Provost (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Bible (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Andrew Geddes Bain, Road Builder and Geologist (approx. 14 kilometers away).
 
Additional keywords. Drostdy Arch
 
Categories. Military
 
Drostdy Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay van Zyl, December 21, 2012
2. Drostdy Gateway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jay van Zyl of Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jay van Zyl of Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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