African Banking Corporation
REID, AH and W: Architect alterations 1900
BAKER and MASEY: Architect alterations 1906
BAKER and KENDALL: Architect alterations 1912
The City of Cape Town's Heritage Building Plans Register (2013) lists several plans for the Adderley Street ABC building:
(Pryce-Lewis list 7 937).
1912 : additions (architects : Baker & Kendall).
As the earliest listed plan is for alterations, it may be that the bank bought an existing building and re-modeled it. The photo of the bank in Dennis Edwards & Co's The Cape Town Guide (1897), shows a 2-storey building. Picton-Seymour (1977 : 54) has a later photo of the building with a third storey. Standard Bank, which had taken over the ABC in 1920, demolished this building c1929 and replaced it with the Standard Bank building, which still stands.
(Submitted by Arthur Radburn)
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