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Established: 1888
Ended: 1893


The partnership in Durban between William STREET-WILSON and Percy BARR from 1888 until December 1893 when Barr died. The firm was described by the Colonial Secretary of the time as being the best firm in the Colony (Kearney 1973:55); the partnership's best known buildings were both in Pietermaritzburg, the first Town Hall (1889-1893) and the Railway Station (completed in 1892). The Railway Station is characteristic of Street-Wilson's style; it seems that the Town Hall appears to have been more characteristic of Barr than Street-Wilson.


All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.