pictures are examples of Cape Dutch architecture, originating in Cape Town,
South Africa. Livingstone is the furthest north this style is found.
view down a typical street in the business section of town.
of the first structures built in Livingstone. It first served a library.
shop in Livingstone
from Livingstone Tourism brochure
from Livingstone tourism brochure
from MSN Learning and Research http://encarta.msn.com/ conciseindex/39/03922000
first hotel in Livingstone
became a British Colony officially in 1924. The history of colonization in Zambia
begins with the town of Livingstone. Livinstone on the border of Zimbabwe and
Zambia was established by British South Africa Corporation. BSAC.
Rhodes began his company in South Africa but soon spread across southern Africa.
He had a vision of a "Cape to Cairo" road connecting the empires colonies
of Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt. Expansion after Rhodesia entered
Northern Rhodesia- now modern day Zambia. The need for raw materials, especially
timber fueled this expansion.
early settlers had established homes and business, it was not until the completion
of the Livinstone bridge which truly opened the door to colonization in 1924.
This also allowed access to Mulobezi where large forests of hardwood could be
found, which was in demand down south for construction.
is an excellent example in Southern Africa of Colonial Architecture. The town
has not been "westernized" and remains it's original feeling and spirit.
However, many buildings are dilapidated and in serious need of repair. The NHCC
is doing as good as one can with limited resources to repair some buildings.
town was layered out on a grid system. It had a central downtown area. With
civic areas, shopping areas, and homes.
were in areas outside of the central area, but still nearby. Houses were also
on grid system, basically down streets.
Livingstone bridge is what rapidly increased the settlement on the other side
of the river. A trade route was already established and people settled on the