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Cape Town Plumbing
Central Cape Town, Western Cape

Street:70 - 74 Bree Street


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33°55'12.31" S 18°25'07.72" E Alt: 31m

3 storey trio of matching brick fronted 3 bay warehouses. Basic format : painted brick facades, segmental arched openings, teak main doors, large pane sashes (ground level barred), brick cornices, parapets, arched louvred attic vents, pitched roofs, twin matching cast-iron rain water pipes, cobbled pavement entrance crossings.

Interior : steel joists, timber floor beams, herring-bone strutting etc. Note : facades all slightly modified (74 best preserved). 74 : recent golden brown brick dado. 72 : large ground floor shop opening.

70-72 : painted applied facings, plasterwork (between ground and first). Compare Wale Street (White Ray Reserve Store). Fine example of c1900 brick warehouse design and detailing.

[Rennie J, 1978:22]

Books that reference Cape Town Plumbing

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 22 Item 42.12