African Homes Trust Building
Home to an industrial life insurer as well as assurer and home loans company established in the Cape Colony in 1898 and operating throughout the main centers of Union after 1910 including Kimberley, Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein. The main offices are styled as a typical stripped Edwardian Neo-classicism with retrained urbanity and minimum of decorative features which include a forced perspective arched entrance alcove, cornice on consoles above third floor and a mannered stylized neo-baroque moulded gable cornice on consoles with squared parapet gable behind.
(PSB:214; SAWW 2020:253)
Later the Guardian Savings Bank Building and the Trident Building. It was still intact when inspected by Rennie in Feb 1978.
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.
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