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    Default union castle steamship company building

    i am trying to establish if the images of the building are one of the same alll in durban

    colonial mutual building.jpgunion castle building.jpgwest street.jpg
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    Default Re: union castle steamship company building

    1 and 2 appear to be the same, but #3 has completely different window and roof set-up, but then it may have had a redesign and refurbishment in intervening years and had a floor added

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    Default Re: union castle steamship company building

    First two Pics are not of UCL ,but of the old Adams Book Store in Durban.

    SA Booksellers | Adams Bookstore turns 150

    The last is of course the UCL Buildings in West Street Durban
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    adams book store the name appears on the 2nd building as the union castle buildingadams book store.jpgadams to close end may 2023.jpgold adams (2).jpg

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    Sorry not with you on this ? I dont see UCL except on the Last Pic?
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    Default Re: union castle steamship company building

    Vernon, they did move the docking from out of town to a dock closer to the city in about 1963.
    Could it be that the UCL building is there and the other two elsewhere?
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    John the UCL Building in Durban was always in West Street,(If Memory serves me correct) been there for Years , and as far as i am aware did not move Premises! As you know West Street is in the Middle of the City!
    There was however the Clan Line Building in Victoria Embankment which was late demolished and John Ross House was Built there!

    Rise and fall of the Clan Line steamers (iol.co.za)

    The Colonial Mutual Life Building Durban Later to be the Union Building not associated with UCL.



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    Places I remember most in Durban was the Indian market, the Playhouse and the Criterion pub by the old dock gate.
    The rest was often a blur.
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