Historic Durban

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Durban

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Durban Post Office. This Victorian styled building was originally erected in 1885 as Durban's first town hall, which was designed by Phillip Dudgeon in 1882. It was the first meeting place of the South African National Convention, which took place in a hall to the left of the building. It served as the town hall until the time of the Union in 1910, and is situated opposite the current city hall. To-day, it houses the General Post Office. It was declared a National Monument under old NMC…

Durban Post Office. This Victorian styled building was originally erected in 1885 as Durban's first town hall, which was designed by Phillip Dudgeon in 1882. It was the first meeting place of the South African National Convention, which took place in a hall to the left of the building. It served as the town hall until the time of the Union in 1910, and is situated opposite the current city hall. To-day, it houses the General Post Office. It was declared a National Monument under old NMC…

Baumann's, 120 West Street. Durban

West Street – Durban – A Pictorial History

West Street was named after Sir Martin West, Lieutenant Governor of Natal from 1845 to 1849. When Natal was annexed to the Cape of Good Hope in 1845, Martin West who was formerly the Civil Commissi…

1915c Esplanade, Durban

1915c Esplanade, Durban

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West Street – Durban – A Pictorial History

West Street was named after Sir Martin West, Lieutenant Governor of Natal from 1845 to 1849. When Natal was annexed to the Cape of Good Hope in 1845, Martin West who was formerly the Civil Commissi…

Troops destined for East Africa marching through Durban, West Street, 1914

West Street – Durban – A Pictorial History

West Street was named after Sir Martin West, Lieutenant Governor of Natal from 1845 to 1849. When Natal was annexed to the Cape of Good Hope in 1845, Martin West who was formerly the Civil Commissi…