The gray-green building is Erf 4383 Murray House with the initial HMM on top, 25 Hout Street corner Burg Street in Cape Town. The high brown building at the left is the NBS Building, Waldorf Arcade in the Hout Street, Burg Street and 80 St. Georges Mall Street, designed by MLH Architects & Planners. At the left the lower part of the SA Reserve Bank Building in St. Georges Mall Street, Hout Street and Burg Street, designed by architect Johannes David Prins (Hannes) van der Merwe (1924-2012).

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Hans R van der Woude on August 27, 2013

See also the D.M. Murray & Co Building in Long Street, built in 1935 and designed by Forsyth & Parker Architects.

"Walking Long Street", by Desmond Martin, Struik Publishers Cape Town, South Africa 2007 ISBN 9781770075085

Hans R van der Woude on August 27, 2013

The "all concrete" six-storey Murray House, built in 1926, was for some time one of the tallest buildings in Cape Town. It was financed largely by John Murray (-1928), and was an advertisement for the firm for many years. His son Douglas George Murray (-1964) became the new leader in 1928.

John Murray and James Stewart formed Murray & Stewart (later Murray & Roberts) in Port Elizabeth in 1902. magazine/robust_ march2012.pdf

Hans R van der Woude on September 8, 2013

Hannes van der Merwe, argitek en skrywersvriend", by J.C. Kannemeyer; Pretoria 2006.

Hans R van der Woude on September 9, 2013

NBS Building, Waldorf Arcade in Architect & Builder Magazine July 1988.

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Photo taken in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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