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Long Street Baths
Cape Town, Western Cape

CAPE TOWN CITY ENGINEERS DEPARTMENT (Former MUNICIPALITY of CAPE TOWN): Engineer 1908
MacGILLIVRAY and GRANT: Architect 1926

Date:1908 : 1926
Type:Swimming Baths
Status:Extant
Street:Long St

 


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Coordinates:
33°55'38.33" S 18°24'50.45" E Alt: 33m

Transcription of sign at entrance to baths:

The Mayor of Cape Town, F W Smith opened these baths on the evening of 5 November 1908. The opening was followed by a gala by the Western Province Amateur Swimming Association. Designed by the City's engineering department this was the first municipal swimming pool in Cape Town. The pool was 100 x 45 feet (30,5 x 13,7 m). The baths included changing boxes, club room and slipper baths. The building incorporated part of Freemantle House facing Overbeek Square which was adapted as a caretaker's quarters. In 1926 the baths were extended to include Turkish baths, designed by the architectural firm MacGillivray and Grant.

(SAA&B Oct 1904:4)

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

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 107
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 254 item 75.28