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Flat Iron Building – Thomson Watson Building
Cape Town, Western Cape

BLACK and FAGG: Architect
George RANSOME: Architect

Date:1901
Client:C.H. Knight
Type:Offices
Status:Demolished

(SAWW 1908)

Radford 1979:112 ascribes the building to Black and Fagg.

According to the City of Cape Town's Heritage Building Plans Register (2013), the plans for the Flat Iron Building were approved in 1901, the applicant being C.H. Knight and the architect G. Ransome.

The site was previously occupied by a fish market, and now forms part of the ABSA Towers.

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.


Books that reference Flat Iron Building – Thomson Watson Building

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 55, 68, 69 ill., 109
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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 112