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Delponte Building
Central Cape Town, Western Cape

Anthony (Antonie) Mauritz DE WITT: Architect

Date:1890s : 1896
Type:Shop with attached accommodation
Style:Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens
Street:34-38 Loop Street


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33°55'10.65" S 18°25'14.74" E Alt: 32m

A small but interestingly designed commercial building was for Delponte, the crowning decoration being a lyre. (Picton-Seymour 1977). Extensions done in 1896.

Was Athena Snack Bar pre-1978. Vacant at time of Rennie’s survey (1978). Featured in De Witt's photograph album of 1890s. Lyre acroterion decorative device suggests musical associated use.

2012 - the building is unoccupied.

Writings about this entry

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 83
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 38-39 item 43.17