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READ, Thomas Arthur

Born: 1864 08 18
Died: 1931?

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 1927

Was born in Illinois in the United States of America. His father was Richard Read from London. He was educated in America, England and South Africa, coming to Natal as a child in about 1876. He directed early training to practical building, and subsequently went through the NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS Technical Institute, finally entering the architectural profession in 1899, in which he was eventually joined by (Natal Who's Who 1906:162), GH HURST with whom he entered into partnership in 1902/3 (cf READ & HURST). Read was a foundation member of the Natal Institute of Architects in 1901 and a council member from 1910 until 1913; he was elected vice-president in 1915. He married in Durban in 1903.

(ISAA mem list; NWW 1906; SAAR Mar 1932:67 death notice; UNSAL)

These notes were last edited on 2020 08 18

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


Bristow's Bldg: pre-1906. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Cartwright's Bldgs: c1902. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
House A Short: 1901. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
House Browne: 1900. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
House FH Hadfield: 1900. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
House G Tunmer: 1901. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
House JM Brocus: 1900. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
House Marrillier: 1899. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Semi-detached houses for Mrs Favill: 1901. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Shops OJ Askew: 1902. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Stores for M Bennett: 1902. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
West End Bldg: pre-1906. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing READ

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1975. Aspects of architecture in Natal, 1880 1914. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished MA. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1986. Art and architecture in Natal, 1910 1940. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp