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SIMPSON and BRIDGMAN

Established: 1915

Architect


The partnership between T SIMPSON and HH BRIDGMAN formed in September 1915 in Oudtshoorn. In 1918 Bridgman went to take care of an office of a relation in Salisbury (Harare), Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) (W D'Arcy CATHCART). It is not certain what date he returned to Oudtshoorn but probably about 1920. During the two years or so that Bridgman was away the office was run by Simpson. After the Second World War the firm was joined by OAH BRIDGMAN, Bridgman's son. JFR SIMPSON, no relation of T Simpson's, entered into partnership with Bridgman (after 1945?) and the firm continued to practise under the same style in Oudtshoorn; Olaf Bridgman died in 1976. The office ledgers, dating from 1915 until the end of 1940, still existed in 1985 giving details of jobs brought into the firm by each partner and responsibility for execution. The firm then still practiced under the same style.

(Greig 1971; Ferreira 1985; Simpson & Bridgman 1985)

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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Assembly Hall, Outeniqua Public School: 1931. George, Western Cape - Architect
Barclays Bank - now FNB: 1968. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
Board of Executors Building: 1920. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape - Architect
Convent: 1922. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape - Architect
Elandskraal: 1912. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Fyfe's Pharmacy: 1923. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Hospital: 1923. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape - Architect
House C Searle: 1914. Great Brak River, Western Cape - Architect
House HB Anneberg: 1912. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
House JL Potgeiter: 1925. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
House R Gavin, Welbedacht: 1914. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
Midland Hospital: 1920. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape - Architect
Municipal Offices: 1963. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Music & Pupil Teachers' Dept, Girls' High School: 1912. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1922. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1921. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
NG Kerk Parsonage: 1914. Jansenville, Eastern Cape - Architect
Outeniqua Lodge: 1924. George, Western Cape - Architect
Plan for synagogue, not built: 1911. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
Poor School: 1912. George, Western Cape - Architect
Poor School: 1912. Wittedrif, Western Cape - Architect
Presbyterian Church: 1933-1934. George, Western Cape - Architect
Presbyterian Church: 1923. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
Primary School, bldg, Waterford: 1939. George, Western Cape - Architect
Public School: 1912. Aberdeen, Eastern Cape - Architect
Public School: 1916. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Riethuiskraal Primary School, bldg: 1934. Riversdale, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1923. De Rust, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1914. George, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1915. Klipplaat, Eastern Cape - Architect
School: 1914. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
School: 1921. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
School at Diep Rivier (Langkloof): 1937. George, Western Cape - Architect
School bldgs: 1912. Willowmore, Eastern Cape - Architect
St George's Anglican Church - Second: 1926-1928. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Standard Bank and Manager's house: 1911. George, Western Cape - Architect
Store and Motor Garage: 1913. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect
Teacher's house, Warmwater Primary School: 1938. George, Western Cape - Architect
Thesen & Co Saw Mills: 1916. Knysna, Western Cape - Architect
Town Hall: 1911. George, Western Cape - Architect
Town Hall: 1925. Willowmore, Eastern Cape - Architect
Wesleyan Parsonage: 1912. Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing SIMPSON and BRIDGMAN

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pp 519

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 156, 165