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Mechanics' Hotel
Cape Town, Western Cape

George Murray ALEXANDER: Architect 1892
John PARKER: Architect 1893
Date:n.d. : 1892 : 1893
Street:15-17 Caledon/Harrington Sts

In 1892 G M Alexander redesigned the layout of this single-storey hotel for Ohlsson’s Cape Breweries, converting existing rooms and adding two bedrooms. From late 1892 onwards OCB contracted John Parker for the design and upgrading of all their hotels. The Mechanics’ Hotel closed in 1919 and the premises were then occupied by Unie Medicine Trading Co (extracted from Walker 2015: 6; Pryce-Lewis list item 2 819).


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

Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pg 2, 6, 71