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British Kaffrarian Savings Bank
Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape

John Wilford Hilbert FARROW: Design Architect

Street:cor Taylor Street and Maclean Square


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32°52'42.96" S 27°23'23.50" E

(SAB Feb 1925:15 ill; JWH Farrow's LRIBA nom papers 1911)

One of the best examples of Farrows' work, this small building is on a massive scale, yet is never out of proportion, for all its weirdness. Rising from a base of rough stone, this stonework continues upwards, surrounding arched windows and forming the main entrance across the corner. In contrast, the rest of the wall space is of smooth light-coloured plaster, embellished with much-defined moulding. A copper-green dome spans the corner and is topped by a gazebo [sic lantern] of wood on the pinacle of which is poised an eagle.

(Picton-Seymour, 1977:227)

Now Nedbank

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

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 227