Richly decorated and delicately sculptured, the Art Nouveau façade flows around the corner, with a picturesque tower and gables along the roofline. The plans by brothers Arthur and Walter Reid date from 1899, but the Boer War intervened, amd the hotel was only completed in 1902. This was a popular watering-hole with local residents, and its handsome bar counter was famous.
285 Commissioner Street, Jeppestown
Photos of the Cosmopolitan Hotel (The Heritage Portal)
Photos of the Cosmopolitan Hotel (Mark Straw)