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50 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: Double-storeyed shop with dressed stone front dating froth 1880’s. New facade given height by raised pediment, heavy but elegant cornice and elongated upper windows with arched top sash. A verandah of corrugated iron in accordance with the neighbouring buildings was added. During the early twentieth century the streetlevel facade was altered by means of plate glass display windows and a recessed glass door Dressed facade with simple cornice and expressed quoins. Three round arched openings plus sash windows. Ground floor altered. Simple corrugated iron verandah.
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Catalogue: Radford 1989 (a), No: E.15, Significance Category:

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BUILDING ON 1863 MAP. FACADE REBUILT IN 1880'S. SEE VAN DER RIET V1-6. SEE C.7 IN PILOT STUDY. Bibliography archive:
 
 

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