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General Post Office
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Philip Maurice DUDGEON: Architect

Date:1885
Type:Post Office
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
29°51'28.89" S 31°01'30.27" E

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]

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

Dennis Edwards & Co. 1899. Picturesque South Africa : An Album of Two Hundred Choice Photographic Engravings. Cape Town: Dennis Edwards & Co. pg 189
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 105
Itafa Amalinde Heritage Trust. 2010. Durban : Architecture and History : A guide. Durban: Itafa Amalinde Heritage Trust. pg 44
Kearney, Brian. 1973. Architecture in Natal from 1824 1893. Cape Town: Balkema. pg 46, 50, 54, 55, 191 ill, 194 ill
Radford, D. 2002. A Guide to the Architecture of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Cape Town: David Philip. pg 7
South African Photo-Publishing Company. 1894. Photographs of South Africa : comprising representative views of its cities, streets, churches .... Cape Town: South African Photo-Publishing Company. pg 179