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BONGERS, Frederick Martinus

Born: 1898 01 18
Died: 1971

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 213
Year registered: 1927

CIA (1922); ISAA (1927)

Trained in Art and Architecture at the Kunst Nijverheid Schoole in Haarlem, Holland, receiving his Certificate in Architecture in 1916. From 1916 to 1921 he worked for three as yet unidentified Dutch architects, and became a member of the Dutch architectural association, Architectura et Amicia. In 1922 Bongers came to South Africa, settling in Cape Town and becoming a member of the Cape Institute of Architects in the same year. In 1924 he went to Paris to study and work. On his return to South Africa c1925, he worked for BLACK & FAGG in Cape Town. He joined the City Engineer's Department, Cape Town in 1926, where he spent the remainder of his career as an architect in the architectural section. He was retired by 1959 according to the Institute Yearbook of that year. Prior to 1927 Bongers designed the Nurses' Quarters at the Groote Schuur Hospital; the Fire Station at Sea Point, the layout of Muizenberg gardens and Woodstock swimming baths. In 1959 he is recorded as retired member of the Cape Institute and living on the farm 'Martjesfontein' of Kransfontein in the Riversdale district. In 1969 he is recorded as living in Flamingo Crescent, Zeekoevlei, Cape (near his brother).

(ISAA mem list; RIBA Kal 1939/40)

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 BONGERS

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 88, 215

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 89