De Beer's Building

Simon's Town Historical Society

De Beer's Building

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


Probably one of the smallest architectural commissions ever undertaken by Sir Herbert Baker, better known for the Union Buildings in Pretoria and Groote Schuur. Originally designed in 1901 as Cold Storage depot for Imperial Cold Storage who supplied Royal Navy with meat (Company of Cecil Rhodes) In 1921 purchased by Standard Bank and converted to bank premises and used as such for some 40 years, later used for various commercial enterprises Declared a National Monument in 1981.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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