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City Hall
Cape Town, Western Cape

REID and GREEN: Architect
Harry Austin REID: Design Architect
RENNIE SCURR ARCHITECTS: Restoration Architects 1999

Type:Town Hall
Street:Darling/Corporation/Longmarket/Parade Sts


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33°55'31.14" S 18°25'25.59" E Alt: 19m

A portion of furnishings, paneling and furniture were done by John CRAN.

(SAA&B Jan 1905:78; SAA&B Jul 1905:200)

Transcript of the wording of the inauguration plaque.

Inauguration of the City Hall Building Capetown
25 July 1905
By His Worship the Mayor in the two hundred and
forty eighth year since the appointment of Burgher
Senators or Councillors the sixty sixth year from
the Constitution by Government Ordinance of the
Municipal Board of Commissioners and Wardmasters
and the thirty eighth year of the reconstruction
by Statue and of the Administration of the
Local Affairs of the City of Capetown by a
Mayor and Councillors
Mr Councillor Hyman Liberman J.P. Mayor
Sir William Thorne Kt M.L.A. J.P. Deputy Mayor

A R McKenzie
Chevalier T J O’Reilly
      KSG, CMG, JP
G Cunningham
F L St Leger
C Matthews JP
P J Bosman
W Irwin
J Bartlett
W S Woodhead JP
C F Sedgwick
T Harris
Dr A Abdurahman
C Friedlander
W D Baxter
M Alexander
      MA, LLB, JP
A Hilliard
Town Clerk JR Finch City Treasurer CB Martin City Engineer J Cook AM Inst. CE
Water Engineer RO Wynne-Roberts M Inst. CE Electrical Engineer W F Long M Inst. EE
Medical Officer of Health A Jasper Anderson MA MB Oxon
Architects Reid and Green Builders Howard and Scott

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Submitted by Lila Komnick.

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.

Books that reference City Hall

Cole, DI. 2002. The building stones of Cape Town : a geological walking tour. Cape Town: Council for Geoscience. pg 21-24
Duncan, Paul & Proust, Alain. 2013. Hidden Cape Town. Cape Town: Random House Struik. pg 62-73
Gaylard, Shaun & McDougall, Brett . 2022. RSA 365 : 365 Drawings of South African Architecture. Johannesburg: Blank Ink Design. pg 82-83 ill, 83
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 99
Radford, D. 1979. The architecture of the Western Cape, 1838-1901. A study of the impact of Victorian aesthetics and technology on South African architecture. Johannesburg: Unpublished Ph.D thesis. Dept of Arch. University of the Witwatersrand. pg 248-249
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 33