Durban City Hall

During 1903 the Town Council of Durban invited architects to submit designs for a new town hall.  Stanley G Hudson submitted the winning design which, for the time, was considered as ‘very bold and progressive’.   The  building is a  good example of Edwardian neo-Baroque architecture and is embellished with groups of allegorical sculptures representing the Arts, Music,  Literature,  Commerce  and Industry.   Sculptures  on the  main  pediment represent Britannia, Unity and Patriotism.   The two maritime groups suggest Durban’s great source of commerce, health and beauty.  The clock in the tower is the official timekeeper of Durban. The design included three buildings behind the facade to house the Municipal chambers, the art  gallery  and  library  as well  as  the  auditorium  that can seat 2500  people.    Upon  its completion in  1910, the original town hall that previously housed the Post office was utilised entirely as such.   It  is a  close replica of the Belfast city hall in Northern Ireland.   The  art gallery contains ceramics, silver, ivories and a general collection of paintings by local  and international artists.

Karkloof Canopy Tour

Karkloof Canopy Tour

In a section of indigenous·forest in the Karkloof hills, 17km from Howick, is an aerial...

Comrades Marathon House

Comrades Marathon House

Situated  at  18  Connaught  Road  Scottsville  the  Comrade's  Marathon  House  is  an old...

Macrorie House Museum

Macrorie House Museum

Situated on the· corner of Loop and Pine Streets, it belonged to the right Reverend Bishop of...

Reid’s Building

Reid’s Building

The former principal thoroughfare, Church Street, was converted in 1990 into one of the most...

To Our Newsletter

To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

SAcoronavirus.co.za