Google Street View: Melrose House

Melrose House is a stately Victorian mansion in the Central Business District of Pretoria (the capital city of South Africa). The house was built in 1886 by the prosperous Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. He named it after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland. For more than 18 months instructions for the British forces in the field were issued from here in the Second Boer War (also known as the Anglo Boer War) between 1900 and 1902. The Treaty of Vereeniging was signed at Melrose House on the 31st of May 1902 (a treaty ended the war). Melrose House is a museum nowadays. I found it on Google Street View (on Google Maps) at this location. I’ve lived in Pretoria since 1996, maybe its time I go on a museum tour of the city. I’ve never really visited museums before though.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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