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Shell House
Central, Cape Town, Western Cape

William Hood GRANT: Architect

Date:1929 : 1941
Type:Offices
Style:Art Deco
Status:Adaptive re-use
Street:Greenmarket Sq

 


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Coordinates:
33°55'20.77" S 18°25'10.77" E Alt: 34m

(SAB Aug 1932:xv, CT suppl; SAB Sep 1938:71; SAB Apr 1939:71; SAB May 1939:73; SA Archt May 1939:49 ill)

The building was built in two stages, the first portion at the south western corner was built in 1929, the centre and remaining portion was completed in 1941.

It was used by the Shell Oil Company as their Head Office in Cape Town until 1979 and was then converted to a 170 room hotel for HOLIDAY INN. (Turtle SA)

Became a PARK INN, date not available. Proclaimed a National monument 1961. (Cape Town History)

Currently [2018] ONOMO Hotel CAPE TOWN - INN ON THE SQUARE (ONOMO).

(Information supplied by Jenny Calder, May 2018)

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

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 141 item 56.2