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Ford Motor Co (SA) Ltd,
Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape


Type:Factory and Offices
Style:Functionalist : Tectonic ZA Wilhelmiens


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33°56'30.02" S 25°35'55.11" E Alt: 19m

Cumming-George 1933

THE BUILDING was erected on York Road, North End, Port Elizabeth. The walls are of reinforced concrete pier and panel construction, under a saw tooth constructed steel roof, covered with protected metal roofing. The front portion is used as offices, and the side for off-loading and shipping. The remainder is used as an assembling plant.

The cost of the building was approximately £60,000.

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.

Writings about this entry

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 142