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Britannia Arcade
East London, Eastern Cape

REID, AH and W: Architect

Date:1902
Type:Arcade
Status:Demolished 1965
Street:Terminus/Union Sts

This was one of East London 's most interesting architectural features; it was erected as an apartment block with shops below plus a storage basement. The railings and other ironwork were wrought and not of a stock pattern; originally it had been intended to glass in the roof; the entrances, facing onto the two streets, were of red brick (later plastered), with terracotta embellishments. (Picton-Seymour. 1977:223)

These notes were last edited on 2020 06 30


Writings about this entry

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 25, 220, 223