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Clifton Wesleyan Methodist Church
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng

George Granger FLEMING: Architect

Date:1897
Type:Methodist Church
Status:Demolished 1973
Street:De Korte/Harrison Streets

An ambitious structure, 'whose hideous cast-iron spire [was] still prominent [in 1971]. Its interior [was] debased ''medieval'' with thin arched and braced roof-trusses, ''stained'' glass windows which epitomise commercial gothic at its worst' (Greig, 1971: 131)

(Building Jun 1922:46)

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

Benjamin, Arnold. 1979. Lost Johannesburg. Johannesburg: Macmillan South Africa (Publishers) (Pty) Ltd. pg Opp title page ill
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 131
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 85