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Robinson Bank, Simmonds Street, Johannesburg by HiltonT, via Flickr. In later years this was the site of Barclay's Bank, Simmonds Street branch.

Robinson Bank, Simmonds Street, Johannesburg

Postcard View Amongst the leading institutions of the town, founded by Mr. J. B. Robinson, one of the pioneers of the Rand. It is a handsome block, situated in Market Square at the corner of Simmonds Street.

Pritchard Street, Johannesburg by HiltonT, via Flickr

Pritchard Street, Johannesburg

The Regent Street of Johannesburg, and is second only in importance to Commissioner Street. The finest shops of the town are to be found in this thoroughfare.

Pritchard Street, Johannesburg by HiltonT, via Flickr

Pritchard Street, Johannesburg

The Regent Street of Johannesburg, and is second only in importance to Commissioner Street. The finest shops of the town are to be found in this thoroughfare.

Rissik Street, Johannesburg | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Rissik Street, Johannesburg

This section of Rissik Street, one of the main arteries of the town, is now adorned by the handsome building erected by the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia.

"I'll break OK Bazaars" Johannesburg | The Heritage Portal

I'll Break OK Bazaars

In the late 1920s two entrepreneurs opened a shop on the wrong side of Johannesburg's retail district. The shop was located on Eloff Street, a block south of Pritchard Street. At the time it was generally accepted that to succeed in the retail trade your premises would have to be located in a portion of Eloff Street four blocks long north of Pritchard Street. Critics,

Johannesburg, South Africa - Pritchard Street

Postcards of the Past - Vintage Postcards of Johannesburg, South Africa

A collection of old postcards of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mounts Bay Hotel, Pritchard Street in 1909

This is what Joburg looked like in 1900

Amazing images of Johannesburg from late 19th century and early 20th century have surfaced online – this is how the city looked in its early life.

The Transvaal Mattress Company was formed in 1895. It later manufactured the first Sealy mattresses in South Africa (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

The Transvaal Mattress Company was formed in 1895. It later manufactured the first Sealy mattresses in South Africa (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

Old Johannesburg, showing Ansteys building.

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The National Bank Building was built between 1902 and 1904 (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

The National Bank Building was built between 1902 and 1904 (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)