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Edwardian

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Although ubiquitously employed, the term 'Edwardian' is seldom defined as an architectural style but rather a time period spanning the reigns of the Edwards. There is a respect for the past, a historicism used to purvey status. As a continuation of the Victorian it abandoned the free license, rich Adamesque interiors and overpowering eclecticism in favour of a more sober Neo-Classical approach. It is more restrained masculine and austere than the feminine Victorian. (See Union Style)

Buildings on this website in Edwardian style
Aegis Assurance and Trust Co Building: n.d. : 1923. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Bramble Bush: 1905c. Swellendam, Western Cape
Collegiate School for Girls: 1900. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Golf Club House: 1930. Humewood, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
House Benn: 1937. Mill Park, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
House Johnson: 1930. Mill Park, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
House Jolliffe and Co. - 'White Gables': 1929. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
House Mudie: 1931. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
House Pole - 'Keer Weder': 1919. Mill park, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
House Smollan - 'The Gables': 1929. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
House Subel: 1929. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
J Woodhead & Sons (leather works): 1902. Cape Town, Western Cape
King Edward's Mansions, now King Edward Hotel: c1904. Donkin Reserve, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Old Mutual: c1898-1900. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Public Library: 1904. George, Western Cape
Queen's Hotel: pre 1948. East London, Eastern Cape
Railway Station: 1913. Muizenberg, Western Cape
Royalty Bio-Café: 1930. Central, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Standard Bank: 1905. Steytlerville, Eastern Cape
Standard Bank and Manager's house: 1911. George, Western Cape
Technical College: 1925. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Victoria Memorial Home: 1902. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Westbrooke / De Kleine Schuur / now Genadendal: Early C20. Cape Town, Western Cape
Wilson & Co Building: c1910. North End, East London, Eastern Cape