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BOULTON, John Russell

Born: 1906 09 05
Died: 2000 11 05


Reg No: 463
Year registered: 1928

Also spelt BAULTON. Sometimes referred to as RUSSELL-BOULTON, John.

Was born in Kimberley and educated at Kimberley High School from 1917 to 1923. He came to Johannesburg (n.d.) and trained in the office of Saul MARGO from 1926 to 1930. He entered into partnership with JG CARMICHAEL (cf. BOULTON & CARMICHAEL) in 1930 and practised in Johannesburg until the partnership was dissolved in May 1932. From this date he practised on his own account under his own name. He enlisted with the Witwatersrand Rifles on the outbreak of the Second World War. His pre-war career as an architect saw him responsible for a number of residential blocks in Johannesburg among which were Geraldine Court (n.d.); Rowallan Court (n.d.); Dundonald Mansions (n.d.); Vanin Court (n.d.) and Belmont Court (n.d.). He was responsible for a number of as yet unidentified residences in various suburbs in Johannesburg during the same period. After the war he continued to practise on his own account in Johannesburg from April 1945 until December 1952 when he moved to Estcourt in Natal and opened his practice there. His address in 1959 was given as P.O. Box 41, Estcourt, Natal. He was still practising there in 1987. His name is also found spelt with a hyphen.

ISAA 1928. (ISAA mem list; Russell Boulton 1987)

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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Belmont Court: pre 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Dundonald Mansions: pre 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Geraldine Court: pre 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Rowallan Court: pre 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Shop, 827-9 Market St: 1937. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Stenborough Bldg: 1937. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Vannin Court: pre 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing BOULTON

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, 182