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Post Office
Kalk Bay, Western Cape

William Benjamin Turner NEWHAM: Design Architect
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: Architect

Date:1936
Type:Post Office
Status:Extant
Street:Main Road

 


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Coordinates:
-34.125730,18.450365
34°07'32.63" S 18°27'01.31" E

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A small scale face brick building adjacent to the Kalk Bay Railway Station, with a single tiled Ceramic Studio panel by Isa CAMERON adjacent to the entrance (on the Street facade). The panel depicts a settler couple in contemporary dress, a fish seller, and a cart with driver - all set against a backdrop of the sea.

Other significant features of the building are the finely crafted English Bond face brick, the gauged flat brick arches over windows, the brickwork quoining at door openings, the heavy keystones to arches, the 'tumbled in' capping to the buttresses and a corbelled face brick chimney. The buttresses are similar to the buttresses used on other small contemporary Post Offices in the Peninsular.

[William MARTINSON, January 2011]

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.