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Woolworths
Cape Town, Western Cape

Louis David BLANC: Architect

Date:c1936
Type:Shops
Style:Art Deco
Status:Demolished

First Woolworths store was opened by Max Sonnerberg (assisted by his son Richard and by FH Kossuth) on 30 October 1931 in the former dining room of the Royal Hotel in Cape Town. It was unconnected with the Woolworths of other countries. They purchased the adjoining site and built a new store that included offices and storage space. In 1946, after WWII, they opened 5 new stores in Cape Town.

(Submitted by Paul VAN DER MERWE)


Writings about this entry

Anonymous. 1936. Title Unknown. Architect, Builder & Engineer July. pp 10
Shorten, John R. 1963. Cape Town : A record of the Mother City from the earliest days to the present. Cape Town: JR Shorten in association with Shorten and Smith Publications. pg