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NOICK, Goodman

Born: ?
Died: 1936

Architect


Year registered: 1927

Noick came to Port Elizabeth from Johannesburg in the middle 1920's. At first he worked in the office of JONES & McWILLIAMS where he was still employed in 1927 when he joined the newly formed Institute of South African Architects. It was shortly after this that he left to open his own practice in the city. His earlier works tended to be in the Mission Style (also called the Mission Revival Style or Colonial Art and Crafts) but on occasion also designed Art Deco buildings. (Notably Porter's Building and The Palmerston Hotel)

Peter HEUGH was employed Noick's in 1934 while the Palmerson Hotel was being designed.

Goodman Noick was only in his late 30's when he passed away. (c1936) He never saw the completion of the hotel which was thus supervised by PERCIK, who took over the practices work following Noick's sudden death. (His first name could not be recalled by Heugh but I assumed, as the name is not common, that this was Wolf Percik who had a practice in Johannesburg.) By this time Heugh had resigned to take a position in the firm of OWEN EATON & MERRIFIELD.

(Information mainly from an interview with Peter Heugh in 1985 by Gerald Humphrey)

(AB&E Mar 1937:21, death notice; ISAA mem list)

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 NOICK

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp N8

McLachlan, Gavin. 1993. The Dream Houses of Mill Park. Port Elizabeth: Department of Architecture, University of Port Elizabeth. pp 24, 80, 122