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White House Hotel / Strand Apartments
Cape Town, Western Cape

John PARKER: Architect 1891, 1893
George RANSOME: Architect 1900
Frederick (Fred) CHERRY: Architect 1911 upgrades
William Hood GRANT: Architect 1927

Date:n.d.: 1891: 1893 : 1900 : 1911 : 1927
Client:P Haylett
Type:Hotel
Status:Demolished
Street:Strand/Long Sts

PARKER added several water-closets and bathrooms in 1891, and revised the internal layout plus added a new first-floor balcony in 1893. In 1900 Ransome added further bedrooms and converted a ground-floor drawing room into a shop. In 1911 Cherry improved the bathrooms by increasing the hot water supply (Walker 2015: 7).

1927: Proposals for addition of 3 storeys by WH GRANT (recorded as not built) (Pryce-Lewis list 15 289).

(PSB:8; SAB Sep 1927:49)

Rennie inspected the building in April 1978, and noted the “recently removed 2-storey cast-iron veranda - the pole bases survive on Long Street.”


Writings about this entry

Parker, Howard. 2015. John Parker, 1866-1921 : architect and mayor of Cape Town. Wellington, New Zealand: Howard Parker. pg 11 ill
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 68
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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 125
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 49-50 item 43.46
Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pg 7 + ill, 21-22 + ill, 68, 72