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Electricity House
Central Cape Town, Western Cape

Hugh Alexander McQUEEN: Architect

Status:Demolished c1979


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33°55'17.85" S 18°25'20.19" E Alt: 27m

The building was designed by competition and also received a Cape Provincial Institute of Architects Bronze Medal Award in 1934. It was still intact when inspected by John Rennie in February 1978.

A whole street block of six buildings, including this one, Parkers Building and the Trident Building, was demolished to make way for the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel.

(SAAR Feb 1934:62; AB&E Feb 1934:6, 7, 8; SA Archt May 1939:53)

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

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 104 item 50.33