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Consolidated Goldfields Building
Johannesburg, Gauteng

MOFFAT and HARVEY: Architect

Date:1933
Type:Offices
Status:Unknown
Street:75-7 Fox St

(SAB Dec 1933:41; SAB Jan 1934:45)

Cumming-George 1934

THE new Consolidated Goldfields Building is occupied entirely by this company, on a large-fronted site in Fox Street, opposite the Stock Exchange. Seven storeys and basement.

Granite base. Pre-cast concrete blocks to ground and first floors.

Entrance vestibule has dado of South African marble, bronze indicator panels and decorative low-relief plaster panels depicting various phases of mining activity. Bronze entrance doors. Two lifts, Stair treads of terrazzo slabs. Steel windows. Joinery: teak and oregon. Heating by hot-water radiators. Electric synchronised clocks and inter-office telephone.

Drawing Office on the sixth floor with special roof lighting and having private access to Print Room on roof.

Garage and parking area in basement, approached by ramps, through wrought-iron gates.

Basement also houses stores, strong-rooms, heating and electrical apparatus, etc.

These notes were last edited on 2021 12 09

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

Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pg 37