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Dawson's HotelWilfred Clement VON BERG: Architect
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26°12'12.26" S 28°02'41.43" E Alt: 1745m
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JOHANNESBURG CITY HERITAGE
Designed in about 1935 by W. von Berg for the Dawson
family, this seven-storey building has been a hotel ever
since. Bordering on what was then the theatre district and
smartest shopping street in Africa, the dining room and
cocktail bar were popular venues for visitors to the
City. The fluted plaster mouldings on the balconies
create horizontal bands which run around the
corner creating the sense of movement
which is typical of the
Art Deco style.
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