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Sacke Building
Johannesburg, Gauteng




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26°12'18.67" S 28°02'34.64" E Alt: 1769m

(CE Dept plan, Sep 1903)

The Sacke Building bears a strong relationship to the German-Swiss architecture of the time, as was evident from the application of a mansard roof (unusual for Johannesburg at the time), a particular type of window (almost square), organic Jugendstil ornamentation and the distinctive shape of the tower and gables. Indeed, the senior partner of the architects who designed the building, H Kallenbach, was trained in Germany. The design of the building was derived from a German model and was never again used in the city. (van der Waal. 1987:132)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 132