ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL

An Anglican Church and the Struggle Church of Arch-Bishop Desmond Tutu.
From its steps Tutu led a mass demonstration of 30 000 people to the Grand Parade in 1989. Here the phrase “Rainbow Nation” was born and refugees were housed in the building. First built in classical Greek Temple style, which then fell into disfavour as being too pagan. Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and Francis Massey. Rebuilt in French Gothic style at end of 19th Century and only reached its present state after 1979. Berg Street – running down from the cathedral was renamed St George’s Street

 

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