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PARKER and FORSYTH

Established: 1905

Architect


The partnership between J PARKER and A FORSYTH in Cape Town; Forsyth joined Parker as an assistant in 1898 and was admitted to partnership in about 1905. The firm was officially known as Parker & Forsyth only from the beginning of 1905. The title remained thus until after Parker's death in 1921, it became Forsyth & Parker (cf FORSYTH & PARKER) in about 1923 when the firm was joined by Parker's son, JK PARKER. Forsyth was closely involved with the design work in the office, in 1905 he said that he had been concerned in all the major schemes of the last seven years, including Garlick's Building.

(Parker, Staniforth & Bieldt Gift, UCT Libr BC 729; Picton-Seymour 1977; SAA&B Feb 1905:103; SAA&B Mar 1905:122; Rennie 1978a, 1978b, 1983)

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.

List of projects

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With notes


ABC Bldg: n.d.. Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
African Homes Trust Building: 1910. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
African Homes Trust, shops, dwelling house: 1914. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Amsterdam Hotel: n.d.. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Bell, Webb and Bell Factory: 1919. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Boys' High School: 1911. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Boys' High School, hostel: 1918-59. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Boys' High School, hostel, adds: 1920. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Bricklayers Arms Hotel: n.d.. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cannon Hotel, add: 1906. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cape Times Ltd Bldg: 1913. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Carl Herrmann Building: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Clothing Co Bldg: 1919. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Co-op Wine Farmers Assn Wine Stores: 1920. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
Congregational Church: 1905. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Congregational Church: n.d.. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cuthbert's Building: 1901. East London, Eastern Cape - Architect
Diep River Hotel: 1906. Diep Rivier, Western Cape - Architect
Disabled Soldiers Vocational Inst: 1917. Maitland, Western Cape - Architect
Dower House, alt: 1918. Rosebank, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Dunlop Rubber Co (SA) Ltd Bldg: 1917. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
EK Green & Co Bottle Store: 1905. Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
European Hotel, alt: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Ferguson Hall: 1907-1908. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
Free Dispensary: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Galvin & Sales Bldg, alt: 1920. Paarl, Western Cape - Architect
Girls' High School, gym: 1909. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Glencairn Hotel: c1906. Glencairn, Western Cape - Architect
GW Johnston Bldg: 1905. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Hansa Hotel (Manchester Hotel): 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Hepworths Ltd Warehouse: 1903. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Hermanus Private School, primary, kindergarten & high schools: 1910-65. Hermanus, Western Cape - Architect
Hermitage School: 1911. Swellendam, Western Cape - Architect
Hermon School, adds: 1920. Hermon, Western Cape - Architect
High Schools: pre-1905. East London, Eastern Cape - Architect
Hotel of All Nations: 1906. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House A Forsyth: 1905. Rosebank, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House AH Culver (?): n.d. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
House AI Little: Pentlands: 1921. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House AJ Lambrechts: 1911. Villiersdorp, Western Cape - Architect
House Blackburn (now House Boulder): n.d.. Bellevue, Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
House CL Marais - Vredenhof: 1907. Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House EA Lankester (Blofield): 1905. Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
House JD Low: 1913. Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
House L Blumberg: 1915. Buffeljagsrivier, Western Cape - Architect
House Prof A MacDonald: 1918. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Houses, 1, 3, 5, 7: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Huguenot Girls' High School: 1907. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
Imperial Hotel: 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
J Dickinson & Co Bldg: 1909. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
J Garlick Bldg: c1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Kindergarten school: 1914. Montagu, Western Cape - Architect
Kindergarten school: 1911. Riversdale, Western Cape - Architect
Kodak SA Ltd Bldg: 1919. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Lemoenhoek School for 64 pupils: 1914. Swellendam, Western Cape - Architect
Lever Bros Soap Factory: 1912?. Salt River, Western Cape - Architect
Liverpool & London Globe Insr Co Ltd Bldg: 1918. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Lutheran Church, alt: 1913-14. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
M Bloch & Co Bldg: 1918. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Manse and hall: n.d.. Glencairn, Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
Masonic Hotel, new wing: 1913. Kalk Bay, Western Cape - Architect
Mount Nelson Hotel: 1898 : n.d. : 1922. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1922
Mountain View Hotel, alt,: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: n.d.. Robertson, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk and Parsonage: 1909. Montagu, Western Cape - Architect
Newlands House, measured drawing: n.d.. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
Nottingham Castle Hotel: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Ohlsson's Cape Breweries Ltd Bldg: c1915-71. Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Poor School: c1905. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Poor School (now primary school): 1911. Beaufort West, Western Cape - Architect
Presbyterian Church: 1905. Maitland, Western Cape - Architect
Presbyterian Church: n.d.. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
Presbyterian Church Orphanage, scheme: 1913. Queenstown, Eastern Cape - Architect
Price Ltd Candle Factory: 1920. Salt River, Western Cape - Architect
Public School: 1910-56. Heidelberg, Western Cape - Architect
Public School: 1909. Montagu, Western Cape - Architect
Queen of the South Hotel, alt: 1906. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Railway Hotel: pre-1913. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
Riversdale Public School for Boys: 1912. Riversdale, Western Cape - Architect
Rose Hotel: 1907. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
SA Bacon & Prov Industries Ltd factory: 1917. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
SA Cleaning and Dyeing Works: 1914. Woodstock, Western Cape - Architect
SA Nectar Tea Co Ltd Warehouse: 1915. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
SA Turf Club, adds, Kenilworth Race Course: 1920. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Sanderson House: 1911. Bantry Bay (Sea Point Munic), Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Sarsfield Hotel, rebuilt: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1911. Bonnievale, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1914. Jamestown, Eastern Cape - Architect
School: 1917. Stormsvlei, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1906. Swellendam, Western Cape - Architect
School, alt: 1906. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
School, hostel for girls: 1911. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Sea Point High School: 1918. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Shops/houses for H Atkyns: 1912. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Soldiers and Sailors Club (Union Jack Club): 1917. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Solomon Memorial, Maitland Cemetery: n.d.. Maitland, Western Cape - Architect
South African Hope Hotel: 1906. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Southern Life Offices: c1904. Bloemfontein, Free State - Architect
Spes Bona Girls' Residence: 1914. Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
St George's House: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
St George's Orphanage: pre 1895 : 1915. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Stuttaford & Co Ltd Bldg: 1906. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
T Maskew Miller bldgs: 1921. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
TE Lawton Bldg, alt: 1906. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Tivoli Theatre: 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Towers The, add for YWCA: 1918. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
Training College: 1912. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
Tranmere stable for EL Darter: 1913. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Trovato House, stables for W Marshall: 1917. Wynberg, Western Cape - Architect
United Tobacco Co (South Ltd): 1914. Woodstock, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
United Tobacco Co (South) Ltd Bldg: 1919. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
University of Cape Town, alt to Hope Mill and other properties: 1919. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
University of Stellenbosch, Harmonie Hostel: 1905. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Villiersdorp Public School - De Villiers Graaff High School: 1906 : 1965. Villiersdorp, Western Cape - Architect
W Irving Building - now Carl Hermann Building: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Waterhof: 1919. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Wesleyan Mission School: 1913. Salt River, Western Cape - Architect
Wesleyan Teachers' Training College: 1914. Salt River, Western Cape - Architect
West End Public School: 1910-47. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Westminster House (G Campbell Dickson Bldg): 1918. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
WH Smith Warehouse & Offices: Papyrus House: 1919. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
White Ryans (later Eastern Prov Bldg Soc): c1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
WM Cuthbert: 1919. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
WM Cuthbert & Co Ltd Factory: 1919. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
Wm Spilhaus & Co Warehouse: 1916. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Wynberg Girls' Public School: 1921-62. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Wynberg School of Industry: 1908. Wynberg, Western Cape - Architect
YWCA: 1902. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing PARKER and FORSYTH

Parker, Howard. 2015. John Parker, 1866-1921 : architect and mayor of Cape Town. Wellington, New Zealand: Howard Parker. pp 25

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pp 89 item 49.70

Walker, Michael. 2010. A Statement In Stone. Cape Town: Privately published by Michael Walker. pp 57-60

Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pp 4, 52, 61, 69, 72-74