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Offices and Stores
Cape Town, Western Cape

William Patrick Henry BLACK: Architect

Type:Offices with shops to street
Street:71 Roeland St


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Alt: 26m

The building has housed a book shop, the Book Lounge, since 2007. Also referred to as Roeland Street 71.

Rennie erroneously gives the street number as 70 instead of 71. He describes it as “a good example of the Edwardian shift to a more ‘correct’ Beaux Arts type of architecture” (Rennie 1978: 329).

The two facades were declared a National Monument in 1990 and are now a Provincial Heritage Site.

Writings about this entry

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 329 item 107.24