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MITCHELSON, Sydney Percival Hill

Born: 1874
Died: 1958 12 11


Reg No: 86
Year registered: 1927

Also sometimes referred to as HILL MITCHELSON, Sydney Percival.

TPIA (1927); ISAA (1927).

Was born in Bournemouth, England and was working in Johannesburg from about 1904 until about 1935 as Hill Mitchelson. He was listed in the United Transvaal Directory of 1915 as civil engineer, quantity surveyor and architect and was responsible for many sizeable buildings in Johannesburg, including a number of apartment buildings and houses. Mitchelson commented on the Baker Scholarship in 1913 warning those who entered competitions did so dependant on good luck rather than ability. He was the architect for a proposed hotel at Polana Beach in Lourenco Marques, 1919. By 1959 he is recorded as a retired member of the Transvaal Institute of 20 Pretoria Street Extension, Highlands North, Johannesburg. He died in Johannesburg.

Submitted and entry for the Competition for the new Prime Minister's Residence - unplaced.

(Afr Archt Nov 1913:283; Afr Archt Feb 1914:314; Building Mar 1919: 245; MSCE 8252/58; RAU doc; SAAR Mar 1959:39 death notice; SAB Sep 1923:35; UTD 1915)

Publ: Architectural competitions, Afr Archt Nov 1913:283

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing MITCHELSON

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 94, 200

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp 18