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Town Hall
Boksburg, Gauteng

James David ROBERTSON: Architect
William Henry GIBSON: Architect

Date:1912
Type:Town Hall
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
26°13'21.80" S 28°15'07.25" E

The Town Hall, 1911, by Gibson and Robertson, was the result of a competition. William Gibson, an English architect, worked with Herbert BAKER on the Union Buildings and the Baker influence on the first part of this very pleasant building (as in many subsequent buildings throughout the country) is much in evidence. It is to be seen in the broad wall-treatment, the Cape Dutch fenestration, wide, Italian vernacular eaves, the classical accents and, internally, in the quality of the detailing.

(Greig, 1971:87-8; Afr Archt Apr 1912:197, v ill)

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

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 87-88
Keath, Michael The Baker School: A Continuing Tradition 1902-1940: in Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW and Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 85