Gerard Moerdyk

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Architect

First name: 
Gerard
Last name: 
Moerdyk
Date of birth: 
1890
Date of death: 
1958

Gerard Moerdyk designed the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, some churches and public buildings. On churches he replaced the traditional crucifix with an octagonal formation, incorporated domes, crescent-shaped windows and Cape Dutch gables. 

He is well known for his work on the Bloemfontein Reserve Bank Buildings and the University of Pretoria's library.

Last updated : 07-Nov-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011