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Railway Station
Muizenberg, Western Cape

John Collingwood TULLY: Design Architect
SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS: Architect

Date:1913
Type:Railway Station
Style:Edwardian
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°06'34.7" S 18°28'03.2" E

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In 1882 the railway reached Muizenberg as part of Cecil John Rhodes' great vision for a Cape to Cairo rail network. The train from Park Station in Johannesburg went direct to Muizenberg via a loop at Salt River.

In 1913 the present Edwardian styled station with its impressive clock tower was completed as well as several hotels. It suited the ambience of Muizenberg as South Africa's premier holiday resort.

(Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society)

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

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 155 ill
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 89
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 74, 75 (ills.)