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Author:Walker, Michael
Year:2012
Title:Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The
Place:St James
Publisher:Michael Walker

The great era of the publication of postcards illustrating buildings in Cape Town occurred between 1904 and 1914. Postage was inexpensive, cameras were rare and it was an ideal way of showing distant friends, churches, schools, town halls, hotels, stations, institutions and commercial buildings. These postcards of over a century ago are now scarce. This book is a permanent reminder of the early architects of Cape Town and their art vouveau designs prior to the era of art deco architecture which flourished after the Artes Decoratifs Exhibition in Paris in 1 925. Here styles became more streamlined with smooth polished surfaces, especially with regard to high-rise buildings.
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British Hotel, 1897, Simonstown, Western Cape. pp 81-82
Burgher Watch House, 1755, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 122-123
Cape Argus Bldg, 1912, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 126
City Hall, 1894-1905, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 33
Clock Tower in Table Bay Docks, 1883, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 27
Cogill's Hotel, rebuilt, 1938, Wynberg, Western Cape. pp 48-49
Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Building, 1887, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 40
Congregational Church, 1904, Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 65
Congregational Church, n.d., Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 65
Diocesan College, War Memorial Chapel, 1926, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 110
Dockyard Church - Second, St George's Dockyard Church, 1820-1824 : 1898, Simonstown, Western Cape. pp 114
Garlick's Bldg, 1928, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 85
Garlick's Department Store, 1893, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 84
Garlick's Warehouse, 1902, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 84
General Post Office, 1897, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 28-29
Grand Hotel, 1894, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 22
Great Synagogue, 1903, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 85, 86 (ill.)
Groot Constantia, 1789, Constantia, Western Cape. pp 104
Groot Constantia, 1792, Constantia, Western Cape. pp 104
Groote Kerk, 1835-1836, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 9-10
Groote Schuur, 1896, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 90-91
House CJ Rhodes: The Woolsack, 1900, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 91
House of Assembly, 1910, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 97
Houses of Parliament, 1879, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 25, 26 (ill.)
International Hotel, 1904, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 52, 53 (ills.)
Iziko South African Museum, 1893, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 57-59
JW Jagger & Co Building, 1892, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 49-50
Law Courts, now Supreme Court, 1906, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 106, 107 (ill.)
Lighthouse, Green Point, 1820, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 7-8
Metropole Hotel, alt, Long St, 1928, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 51
Metropolitan Methodist Church, 1876, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 20-21
Mount Nelson Hotel, 1898, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 100
Mowbray Town Hall, c1900, Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 72-73
National Library of South Africa, Cape Town Campus, 1857 - 1864, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 16, 17 (ills.)
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, 1891, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 42-43
Presbyterian Church, 1901/1904, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 89
Presbyterian Church, 1902, Wynberg, Western Cape. pp 82-83
Public Library, designs for, c1851, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 16, 17 (ills.)
Railway Station, 1913, Muizenberg, Western Cape. pp 74, 75 (ills.)
Railway Station, Adderley St, 1876, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 23-25
Rhodes Building, 1902 : c1950, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 95
Rhodes Memorial, 1906, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 102
Rhodes' Cottage, n.d., Muizenberg, Western Cape. pp 99
Rotunda and Concert Hall Pavilion, 1902, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 55, 56 (ill)
Rust en Vrede, 1905, Muizenberg, Western Cape. pp 140
Sea Point Bathing Pavilion, 1913-1914, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 59, 60 ill, 61
Somerset Hospital, Second, 1862, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 29
South African College - 'Egyptian Building' - now University of Cape Town Michaelis School of Art, 1839-1841, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 27
South African College School, bldgs, 1898, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 103
St George's Cathedral, 1897-1911 : 1930 : 1957-1963, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 94-95
St George's Church, 1830-6, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 10
St James's Church, 1898, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 36-37
St John's Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - the Round Church, 1878, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 19 (ill.), 20
St Mary's Cathedral, 1840-51 : 1864 : 1951, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 14-15
St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 1898, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 93
St Saviour's Church, 1850 : 1871 : 1904, Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 98-99
Table Mountain Restaurant, c1932, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 110-112
Tivoli Theatre, 1901, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 83
Town Hall, Rondebosch - now Rondebosch library, 1899, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 45-47
Town Hall, Wynberg, 1899, Wynberg, Western Cape. pp 66-67
University of the Cape of Good Hope, 1909, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 105-106
Valkenberg, n.d., Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 28
Victoria Cottage Hospital, 1891-1892 : 1905, Wynberg, Western Cape. pp 47-48
YMCA and Tramway Co Bldg, 1883, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 21-22
YWCA, 1902, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 88
YWCA, Long St, 1886, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 88

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ACKERMANN, Adolphus William. pp 23-24
ADAMSON, William M. pp 61-65
ALEXANDER, George Murray. pp 42-47
BAKER, Sir Herbert. pp 90-95
BLACK, William Patrick Henry. pp 66-67
CHERRY, Frederick (Fred). pp 59-61
COWIN, John Norris. pp 70
DAMSTRA, Mello Gerardus. pp 51-52
DE WITT, Anthony M. pp 47-54
DELBRIDGE, William John. pp 119-122
FORSYTH, Alexander. pp 76
FORSYTH and PARKER. pp 76-89
FREEMAN, Charles AS. pp 19-22
GLENNIE, Frederick McIntosh. pp 15
GRANT, William Hood. pp 125-126
GREAVES, Henry [Harry] Sidon. pp 25-31
HAGER, Carl Otto. pp 14-5
HITCHIN, Thomas Henry. pp 65-66
HOETS, John George Douglas. pp 40
HOWARD, Adolph Gislingham. pp 31-32
JONES, Herbert Thomas. pp 114-115
KENDALL, Franklin Kaye. pp 103-104
KÖHLER, William Henry. pp 16-17
LYON and FALLON. pp 107-108
MASEY, Francis Edward. pp 96-103
MORRIS, James. pp 105
PARKER, John. pp 76
PERRY, John. pp 127-128
RANSOME, George. pp 33-40
REID, Harry Austin. pp 32-33
REVELEY, Henry Willey. pp 12-13
SCHUTTE, Herman. pp 7-11
SEELIGER, Johann Carl Ernest. pp 113
SIMPKIN, Edward. pp 41-42
SKIRROW, John. pp 11-12
SLADDIN, Thomas Arthur. pp 68-69
SMITH, Charles Henry. pp 55-57
SOLOMON, Joseph Michael. pp 122-124
SPARMANN, Carel. pp 14
TULLY, John Collingwood. pp 71-75
VIXSEBOXSE, Johannes Egbertus. pp 57-59
WALGATE and ELSWORTH. pp 109-112