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Berkeley Court
Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

SIEMERINK and WALKER: Architect

Date:1934 : 1990s
Client:J Frankel
Type:Flats
Style:Art Deco
Style:Tectonic ZA Wilhelmiens
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°58'58.65" S 25°39'47.36" E Alt: 11m

The style is Early Art Deco with stretched classical details seen as been an influence of the work of Louis Sullivan and the Chicago School. The block remained unchanged until the mid 1990's when an extra floor was rather crudely added and some of the balconies infilled [architect unidentified]. It is understood that the layout of the flats themselves were also altered so as to increase the number of units prior to being sold under sectional title. (Gerald Humphrey 2014)

(SAB Aug 1934:51)

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.