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Hotel Metropole
Central Cape Town, Western Cape

Anthony (Antonie) Mauritz DE WITT: Architect 1895
Mello Gerardus DAMSTRA: Architect 1928

Date:1895 : 1928
Street:c/o Long Street and Castle Street


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Alt: 32m

(SAAE&S Jnl Sep 1907:212; SAB Dec 1928:47)

2019: Now The Grand Daddy Hotel.

In the original plans by DE WITT it was named the Hamburg Hotel.

Alterations were made by MG DAMSTRA in 1928.

Alterations to the 1895 Hamburg Hotel, by Anthony de DE WITT. Remodelling of facade, including windows, balconies and new giant order pilasters to articulate the four storeyed building, removal of cast iron veranda and replacement with new veranda carried by twinned Doric columns. (Nicholas CLARKE)

Major additions proposed by W BLACK in 1902 for A Caisse Properties not executed (Pryce-Lewis list item 6 471)

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.

Books that reference Hotel Metropole

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pg 55
Martin, Desmond. 2007. Walking Long Street. Cape Town: Struik. pg 28 ill., 29
Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838-1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pg 114
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 82 item 49.48
Transvaal Publishing Co. 1906. Men of the Times : Old Colonists of the Cape Colony and Orange River Colony. Johannesburg, Cape Town and London: The Transvaal Publishing Co. pg 434
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 51
Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pg 26-27 + ill, 68