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Fleet Motors
East London, Eastern Cape

Date:c1950
Type:Showroom
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
-33.0193028,27.9068833
33°01'09.49" S 27°54'24.78" E Alt: 51m

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Fleet Motors was a Pontiac dealership. The head of a Native American (in relief plasterwork or precast concrete) representing the Pontiac logo, was mounted on the curved stone parapet wall and advertised this fact.

The building has recently (September 2014) been substantially modified with a wrap-around, inclined glass facade at ground floor level to accommodate a government office. Fortunately this adaptive re-use did not obscure the Pontiac Logo. This alteration however significantly modified the curved outline of the original cantilevered concrete forecourt canopy and entailed the removal of the original inclined plate-glass shop fronts.

(William MARTINSON October 2014)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.