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Luthje's Langham Hotel
Johannesburg, Gauteng

STUCKE and BANNISTER: Architect

Date:1903-1905
Type:Hotel
Status:Demolished


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26°12'05.83" S 28°03'00.20" E Alt: 1755m
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There were major extensions to the hotel in 1935 by KALLENBACH, KENNEDY & FURNER with F MOLLER as the civil engineer who designed the reinforced concrete frame, notable for its large spans, over the public lounge.

(AB&E Dec 1934:23; SAB Feb 1935:55; SAB Apr 1935:lix)

Rebecca Caplan (nee Goldberg) recorded that her father, Simon Goldberg, bought the hotel in 1929 together with Harry Olshwang for £17,000. It is not known when he sold it.
(Gillian Reichman, granddaughter of Simon Goldberg, July 2015)

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

Gilchrist & Powell Ltd. (Compiled and Published). 1906. How to See South Africa: The Official Guide to South Africa. Johannesburg: Gilchrist & Powell Ltd. pg 202
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 141 ill