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Was the first Durban Town Hall
1894: A noble classic building of Corinthian style, of which all South Africa may be proud. Its tower is 164 feet (50m) high, while the building, which is an irregular square, with porticoes on the west and south, measures 206 feet (62.8m) by 170 (51.82m). It was commenced in October, 1881. Besides the Town offices, which are roomy and well arranged, some fine rooms are set apart for the Museum. The total cost of the building was over £50,000.
Ref: Photographs of South Africa comprising Representative Views etc.; The South African Photo-Publishing Company, Cape Town, 1894: pg 179.
[Submitted by William MARTINSON, January 2011]
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