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Rotunda and Concert Hall Pavilion
Camps Bay, Western Cape

Charles Henry SMITH: Architect



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33°57'09.41" S 18°22'42.92" E Alt: 13m

The building owes its existence to it first being a roller-skating rink, thereafter considered 'the best dance floor in South Africa'. It is an early example of a steel-frame structure in South Africa.

(SAA&B Feb 1904:78-80; Middleton 1910; Johnson 1987:393)

It forms part of the adjoining Bay Hotel (the old Rotunda Hotel) and is used to host functions. See The Bay Hotel.

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 Rotunda and Concert Hall Pavilion

De Beer, Mona. 1987. Lion Mountain, The : and the story of Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay on the Atlantic Coast of the Cape Peninsula. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 143 ill. 175, 146, 151 ill. 186, 152 ill. 189,
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 82
Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1987. Domestic architecture at the Cape, 1892-1912 : Herbert Baker, his associates and his contemporaries. Cape Town: Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pg 393
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 99
Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pg 55, 56 (ill)