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British Hotel
Simonstown, Western Cape

John PARKER: Architect



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34°11'35.84" S 18°25'52.38" E Alt: 21m

In the mid-1960s the building fell into disuse and subsequently became a boarding house and in 1971 was badly damaged by fire. Partners in the construction company, Resnekov and Neilson, bought the establishment which had been badly vandalized and in 1991 commissioned Michael MUNNIK to restore the building to its former glory.

(Extracted from Walker 2012:81-82)


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

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 163-164
Parker, Howard. 2015. John Parker, 1866-1921 : architect and mayor of Cape Town. Wellington, New Zealand: Howard Parker. pg 10, 15
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 81-82