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Lourenco Court
Johannesburg, Gauteng

COOK and COWEN: Architect

Street:King George/Koch Sts


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26°11'47.73" S 28°02'43.79" E Alt: 1744m

(SAB Apr 1934)

Cumming-George 1934

LOURENCO COURT is a fine block of flats facing Joubert Park. Built of brick which has a golden tone, combined with stone, this block is among the finest and latest of the many imposing buildings devoted to flat life in Johannesburg.

There are thirty-eight flats, bachelor flats, and flats of two, three, and four rooms.

The front elevation is particularly pleasing, with its central vertical treatment rising to the wide hood above the seventh floor. At each floor level, a moulded portion coming from the side walls has the effect of clamps on the main front.

The entrance door is dignified and modern, and admits to a marble vestibule with panelled walls.

Two lifts communicate with the upper floors. Each flat has a sitting-room with an electric fireplace and built-in cupboards on either side of the very modern version of a fireplace.

Up-to-date bathrooms, one or two bedrooms according to the size of the flat, and most efficient kitchens in which is included an electric stove, refrigerator, china cabinets, and hot and cold water supply.

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

Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 47