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P.M. Cross Building
Paarl, Western Cape

Type:Flats with shops to street
Street:217 Main Street


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Alt: 125m

Housed the printing presses for P. M. Cross.

"Built in 1899 for commercial purposes, this building reflects a style popular throughout South Africa at the time. The plate-glass display windows are well protected from the elements by the elegant wrought-iron verandah, enticing customers into the shop. There are attractive small Victorian tiles at the entrance and rooms still have their original steel-pressed ceilings. It is the last intact double-storey commercial building left in Paarl from the late Victorian period." (A Walking Tour of the Historical Heart of Paarl)

Books that reference P.M. Cross Building

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 265
Raymond, Cathy . n.d.. A Walking Tour of the Historical Heart of Paarl. Paarl: Drakenstein Heritage Foundation. pg