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International Hotel
Cape Town, Western Cape

Anthony (Antonie) Mauritz DE WITT: Architect add 1896, alt 1899, redesign 1902

Date:1884 : 1896 : 1899 : 1902
Type:Hotel
Status:Demolished 1970s
Street:Mill Street/Schoonder Street

 


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Coordinates:
33°56'03.21" S 18°25'04.39" E Alt: 53m

(SAWW 1910)

The International was once one of De Witt's most imposing buildings; the off-sales, in Swiss chalet style, originally housed a post office in one half, complete with Victoria Regina post box let into the wall, above which hung a square lantern, the name of the hotel shining white through the deep blue glass. (Picton-Seymour 1977:84)

Dennis Edwards & Co included it in their Cape Town Guide (1897: 109) as one of the leading hotels in Cape Town at the time.


Writings about this entry

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 84
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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
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 52, 53 (ills.)
Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pg 28-31 + illus