Cape Provincial Administration Building
Jan Zeger SCHUURMANS STEKHOVEN: Architect 1939
H VAN DER MERWE and PARTNERS: Architect 1975
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The podium was designed by GLENNIE and SCHUURMANS STEKHOVEN in 1939 and the tower block was added in 1975, designed by H VAN DER MERWE & PARTNERS.
The podium block is clad in Paarl fine grey granite which is also used for paving. The paving is interspersed with Mazista black fine-grained slate (Cole 2002:43). Bas relief panels and animal head keystones are by the sculptor Ivan MITFORD-BARBERTON (Crump and van Niekerk 1988:64). The Victoria Road facade is of red-pink limestone (possibly of European origin), polished and unpolished containing, inter alia, fossilized corals (Cole 2002 50).
Wording on commemorative plaque:
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(SAB Dec 1939:62; SA Archt Jun 1939:91, 94; SA Archt Aug 1940:177; Pryce-Lewis list)
These notes were last edited on 2020 10 20
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.
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