British Kaffrarian Savings Bank
John Wilford Hilbert FARROW: Design Architect
32°52'42.96" S 27°23'23.50" E
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(SAB Feb 1925:15 ill; JWH Farrow's LRIBA nom papers 1911)
One of the best examples of Farrows' work, this small building is on a massive scale, yet is never out of proportion, for all its weirdness. Rising from a base of rough stone, this stonework continues upwards, surrounding arched windows and forming the main entrance across the corner. In contrast, the rest of the wall space is of smooth light-coloured plaster, embellished with much-defined moulding. A copper-green dome spans the corner and is topped by a gazebo [sic lantern] of wood on the pinacle of which is poised an eagle.
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.