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Public Buildings
East London, Eastern Cape

Date:n.d.
Type:Public Buildings
Status:Extant
Street:Station Street

The appearance of massive strength afforded by these buildings is very fine and they are considered to be a handsome imposing block, and a credit to the town. At present the Post Office occupies one end of the building, but judging by the rapid expansion of the place, even more commodious premises will be required ere long.

Ref: Photographs of South Africa Comprising Representative Views etc, The South African Photo-Publishing Company, Cape Town, 1894: Pg 89

The building has unfortunately lost some of the fine original details including the battlemented parapets, the fine chimneys, the corrugated iron roof and the octagonal roof turrets but still retains a significant presence in the town. (Dec 2010)

[William MARTINSON, December 2010]

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.