Lankester Building

Simon's Town Historical Society

Lankester Building

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


Details of previous buildings on this site are sketchy. The present building was erected in 1902 and it originally had a full balcony across the frontage. It is one of the many buildings designed by Parker & Forsyth, Cape Town architects. It was actually Parker himself who was involved with Simon's Town as he was a great friend of William Runciman the Mayor Parker being Mayor of Cape Town at the time). Parker's influence on the town was considerable. He designed the Glencairn Hotel and a number of early houses in Glen Road as well as many buildings on the Historic Mile


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


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