William Street-Wilson, Famous Durban Architect

William Street-Wilson is one of the best-known Victorian and Edwardian architects in Durban.

His most famous projects, which can still be seen today, include:

  • The Emmanuel Cathedral
  • The Old Railway Station (the article linked to claims, erroneously, that Mahatma Gandhi was removed from a ‘Whites Only’ compartment at the Durban station. In fact, this happened at the Pietermaritzburg station).
  • The Sunken Gardens at the beachfront