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Cape Town Plumbing
Central, Cape Town, Western Cape

Street:70 - 74 Bree Street

3 storey trio of matching brick fronted 3 bay warehouses. Basic format : painted brick facades, segmental arched openings, teak main doors, large pane sashes (ground level barred), brick cornices, parapets, arched louvred attic vents, pitched roofs, twin matching cast-iron rain water pipes, cobbled pavement entrance crossings.

Interior : steel joists, timber floor beams, herring-bone strutting etc. Note : facades all slightly modified (74 best preserved). 74 : recent golden brown brick dado. 72 : large ground floor shop opening.

70-72 : painted applied facings, plasterwork (between ground and first). Compare Wale Street (White Ray Reserve Store). Fine example of c!900 brick warehouse design and detailing.

[Rennie J, 1978. The buildings of central Cape Town 1978 - Volume two : Catelogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. p, 22.]

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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