Chamber of Mines Building

The Chamber of Mines building in Johannesburg was constructed by the company of Emely and Scott in 1921. It was then renovated by the partnership of Kef Gardiner & McFadyan. [1] The building is owned by the South African Chamber of Mines which does not participate in mining directly but undertakes many functions and activities including research on behalf of the industry as a whole.

Chamber of Mines Building
Chamber of Mines 001 (another copy).jpg
The Chamber of Mines Building, Hollard Str Johannesburg
General information
StatusComplete
TypeBusiness-use
Location47 Hilliard St, Johannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates26°13′34″S 28°01′52″E / 26.226°S 28.031°E / -26.226; 28.031Coordinates: 26°13′34″S 28°01′52″E / 26.226°S 28.031°E / -26.226; 28.031
Completed1954
Height
Roof102 metres (335 ft)
Technical details
Floor count17
Design and construction
ArchitectKef Gardiner & McFadyan

DesignEdit

On the exterior the building has aluminum art carvings designed by Major J. Gardener relating to different aspects of mining activities. The entrance hall has two murals designed by Phyllis Gardener depicting mining activities. [2] [3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.artefacts.co.za/main/Buildings/archframes.php?archid=4243&countadd=1
  2. ^ http://www.artefacts.co.za/main/Buildings/bldgframes.php?bldgid=992
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2016-03-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)