SARB House Marshalls Town

SARB House is an excellent example of mid-1930s Art Deco architecture. Built in 1935 by the firm of J. C. Cook and Cowen, the building facade survives in fairly original condition (save the shops at street level which were removed in order to create parking space). It forms part of the collection of Art Deco buildings found along Commissioner Street. Together with the neighbouring Clegg House building, SARB forms a gateway to the financial and mining district of downtown Johannesburg.The finely proportioned external form of the building, elegant steel windows and carefully articulated roof plane are all typical features of Art Deco architecture. (McKechnie & Keeling, 2017)
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Transvaal House (1934), Eagle Star House (1951), J.I.C. House (1961)
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