330 Dr Pixley Kaseme St, Durban Central, Durban, South Africa
Probably the earliest Union Period skyscraper built for an insurance company in the Art Deco style with characteristic decoration and details. It is historically a prominent city landmark. Along with the Enterprise Building, the Colonial Mutual Building encapsulates the image of economic and political power. Gothic and Romanesque elements are used as a reference to the strength and longevity that Gothic and Romanesque architecture symbolized. Chevrons are associated with the jazz-age popular culture of the time. Sculpted lions were a political symbol associated with the British regimen of old.
Architect(s): West Street, Hennesey & Hennessey / L.A.Elsworth
Year: 1931-33
Art Deco
Colonial Mutual

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