Monday, December 24, 2012

Interior, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Here's a peak inside the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. Designed by Powers & Powers and built in 1947.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Reference:
Durban Deco Directory

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    1. I'd love to go back and explore a bit more.

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  2. I like it very much. Classical feel with Deco decoration.

    But I am always surprised when universities and other large institutions had a lot of money to spend at the very time when the nation was still reeling from WW2 poverty and loss of young men. Rationing was still in place!

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    1. I agree Helen. It is astounding that this was built just two years after the war finished. I've been looking at some records for Australia and it was well into the 50s by the time major projects were undertaken in some of the larger cities.

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  3. Howard College - which is what has been photographed here- Part of Natal University, now UKZN, was funded by private donation in memory of Howard Davis who was killed at the Battle of the Somme. And it is a beautiful landmark as well as part of a good institution( or it was, anyway).

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    1. Thanks for the additional information Disa.

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