We have a talk lined up for the 25th March which you will find extremely interesting – a vital part of Cape Town’s and our own local history. We are very fortunate to have Melinda Silverman present this talk. It will be preceded by the brief formalities of our Annual General Meeting. Attached please find the Agenda, Chairman’s and Treasurer’s Report
TALK: John Parker, architect and mayor: Remaking Cape Town at the turn of the twentieth century
DATE: Monday 25th March at 8 pm
VENUE: St James Retirement Hotel Main Road St James
SPEAKER: Melinda Silverman
John Parker was a prolific architect, designing hotels, houses, shops, factories and religious buildings across the Peninsula. The architectural partnership of Parker & Forsyth designed many significant buildings in this area including the Majestic Hotel – see main image.
Parker was also a foresighted municipal official who rearranged City government so that Cape Town residents would have a reliable source of water. This talk contextualises John Parker’s work and provides background to the book recently published by his grandsons, which celebrates his huge contribution to the city during Victorian and Edwardian times.
Melinda Silverman is an architect and urban designer. She teaches design and lectures on architectural history at UCT, the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand.
2019/20 Subscriptions (Remaining at R60 per individual/R75 per family) are now due. PLEASE pay them as soon as possible. Payment can be made directly into our account:
Kalk Bay Historical Association – FNB Fish Hoek branch code 20230900 Account No. 62060946400. Please show your surname and ‘subs’ if paying directly.
You can also pay at the door. If paying by direct cash deposit please bear in mind that bank charges are very high and those paying this way may like to make an additional contribution. We regret we can no longer accept cheque payments due to bank charges
We look forward to seeing you and your guests
Derek Stuart Findlay
Chairman 021 788 2502