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Gallo Building
Johannesburg, Gauteng

HANSON, TOMKIN and FINKELSTEIN: Architect
STUCKE, HARRISON and SMAIL: Architect
Date:1920s : 1936 : 1949
Type:Commercial
Status:Extant
Street:Troye Street

Originally built in the 1920s it was converted in 1939 by HANSON, TOMKIN & FINKELSTEIN into a Modern Movement, and in 1949 it was refaced by STUCKE, HARRISON & SMAIL. (Chipkin 1993:234)

Was the Transvaal Hat and Cap which was strengthened and increased in height as the Gallo Building.

Chipkin 2007: 342, says Johannesburg has other examples of unintended irony in its architecture: neo-Art Deco of the 1950s at the Gallo Building and the Perret Revival's return to the crown cornice and the return of civic sculpture to accentuate the entrance.

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

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 235
Chipkin, Clive M. 2008. Johannesburg Transition - Architecture & Society 1950 - 2000. Johannesburg: STE Publishers. pg 342