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Cape Town and Mountain. Adderley Street, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/6

Scope and Contents

211 x 146 mm. A view looking south-west along Adderley Street from the corner of the Parade near the railway station. At the left is the Parade with the Pagoda, Cape Town's first telegraph office, on the farther side and the offices of the 'Cape Argus' (see following print) and the Dutch Reformed Church beyond. On the right hand side commercial premises line Adderley Street with Stuford and Co and Crewes and Sons standing at the junction with Hout Street. In the foreground are piles of rubble from the construction of the tramlines which run along the street in the foreground. Trams had been running in Cape Town since 1863 but it has not been determined when the lines were laid along Adderley Street. A similar view, taken in 1879, shows construction at an earlier stage and without the tramlines laid down; this view was presumably taken a few months later.


  • Creation: 1879


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, slight yellowing and fading.



Date information

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Finding aid date

2003-04-01 09:58:37+00:00

Includes index.

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