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Rosebank Telephone Exchange
Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Architect

Date:n.d.
Type:Telephone Exchange
Status:Adaptive re-use

 


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Coordinates:
26°08'48.33" S 28°02'38.50" E

Transcript of Egoli Heritage Foundation plaque:

JOHANNESBURG HISTORICAL LEGACY
ROSEBANK TELEPHONE EXCHANGE

In 1924 Rosebank was identified as a test site for a new
telephone exchange that was established here. The small
building was substantially enlarged in the 1930's when the
exchange was extended to cover the north and western
areas of the City. Later it housed the Saxonwold Post
Office. The building was unoccupied between 1995
and 2005 and was then converted into a boutique
hotel, retaining the original facade, which
is reminiscent of the 18th Century Cape
Townhouse architecture.