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Syfrets and Syfrets Bank
Cape Town, Western Cape

Franklin Kaye KENDALL: Architect 1927


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33°55'26.91" S 18°25'10.37" E

Foundation Stone reads:

This house was erected by
The London and Lancashire Insurance Company,Ltd.
Was opened by F. W. Pascoe Rutter, governor of
the Company, on the 16th of November,1927

Building is tripartite Classical Italianate Renaissance style.

Comprises a ground floor of rusticated Cape granite coursed ashlar banded at entrance, wrought iron gates, Burmese teak windows and doors with Cape Revival Ironmongery. Upper floors are of banded red sandstone and at 3rd floor level recessed giant order Ionic columns, balustrade and cornice. Top floors are bracketed by twin square copper roofed turrets and feature attic dormers. An eclectic yet harmonious melange of Arts-and-Crafts, Florencian palazzo and Cape Dutch Revival.

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 153-154 item 56.40