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32, 34 High Street, Grahamstown

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: These late nineteenth century shops, with their Neo Renaissance façades, form an integral part of the architectural character of High Street, and are an important element in the historical city centre of Grahamstown.
Visual Description: This is a fine late Victorian shop front of two floors with a domed corner tower jutting out and overhanging curved verandah roof. Free Renaissance facade treatment with fenestration of paired arches. Dates from 1872. Six bays to high street and two to Bathurst street plus corner turret. Double windows to each bay. Large shopfronts and integrated verandah with cast iron supports. Basically free renaissance in style with exotic towers e.g. Roof to turret.
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Construction Date: 1872
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Catalogue: Radford 1989 (a), No: E.09, Significance Category:

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BUILDING ON HIGH STREET IS A REBUILD OF 1894. WHILE THE SMALLER BUILDING ON BATHURST STREET IS A 1840'S BUILDING WITH 1880'S ORNAMENT AND LATER VERANDAH. SEE VAN DER RIET V111 5. Bibliography archive:
 
 

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