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Southern Life Assurance Building - First
Cape Town, Western Cape

John LYON: Architect 1905
Charles Henry SMITH: Architect 1905
LYON and STEKHOVEN: Architect 1932 : 1935
Date:1905
Type:Unknown
Status:Unknown
Street:St George's St

Competition won by John LYON, Aug 1905 (SAA&B Aug 1905: 217 ill; SAAE&S Jnl Jan 1907:68-69; SAB Feb 1932:35 tend; SAB Nov 1935:39; AB&E Jul 1935:11 ill; Pryce-Lewis list)

Additions were done in 1932 and five shops were added in 1935.

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

Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1987. Domestic architecture at the Cape, 1892-1912 : Herbert Baker, his associates and his contemporaries. Cape Town: Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pg 394
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 Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis.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 123