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Grosvenor Court
Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

SIEMERINK and WALKER: Architect

Date:1933
Type:Hotel
Style:Tectonic ZA Wilhelmiens
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°58'57.89" S 25°39'43.69" E Alt: 12m

Grosvenor Court was a Private Hotel and is now apartments (which it has been for many years). It was one of the earliest buildings constructed in the newly established Summerstrand. The building was intended to be extended to the left, so as to be symmetrical about the entrance but this phase was never completed. In the mid 1980s the site intended for the extension was redeveloped but the opportunity to recognize the scale and massing of the intention was not taken. Instead the rather under scaled town houses were constructed.
(Gerald Humphrey 2015)

(SAB Mar 1933:43)

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.