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Carl Herrmann Building
Cape Town, Western Cape

PARKER and FORSYTH: Architect

Type:Shops with Warehouse
Street:5-7 Corporation Street

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33°55'33.72" S 18°25'20.81" E Alt: 29m
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Was W Irving Building.

Rennie 1978 list it as no 7 Corporation Street, but no 5 is clearly visible on the photographs as well as 7 above one door. Rennie also spells the name Carl Herrmann.

The building is currently (2012) offices and is very well looked after.


It housed Carl Herrmann & Company for many years.

The company that used to occupy it was started by my grandfather and was later owned and run by my father.

I am the third in the line of the Carl Herrmann’s of Cape Town. The building was sold when my father passed away in 1983.

(Carl Herrmann, July 2016)

Writings about this entry

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 58
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 281 item 80.2