Friday, January 31, 2014

Harbour Board Building entrance

The historic Harbour Board Building (often referred to as the 'White Building') on the corner of Flemming Street and Strand Street was built in 1904 and used for 70 years for harbor administration by the South African Railways and Harbours.  Most people pass it while on the Settlers Freeway and only get to see it's top, but the exterior of the building has massive and impressive stonework.  The inside is even more spectacular with richly ornamented woodwork and stained glass windows.  The building is generally regarded as one of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture in South Africa and was restored in 1998.


  1. Beautiful...will definitely make a point of visiting this building

  2. Great entry way and love the stained glass.