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STEVENSON, Ernest Henry

Born: 1877
Died: 1943


Was born in Alexandria in Egypt and was trained at Birkbeck Schools (College), London. In 1898 he came to the Cape Colony and practised as an architect and surveyor. By 1908 he was working in Port Elizabeth, where he may have been working since soon after his arrival at the Cape. When Stevenson became a Licentiate in 1911 he had been in architecture 'not less than 16 years', his nomination papers were signed in Pretoria while he was employed by the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. By 1912/1913 he had moved to Cradock in the Cape where he was also with the PWD; in 1919 he was transferred to Port Elizabeth as Acting City Engineer in the absence of the City Engineer, one Kelly. From about 1920 Stevenson began practice on his own account in Port Elizabeth, the practice flourished. He was a foundation member of the Port Elizabeth Society of Architects.

LRIBA 1911; ISAA 1927. (AB&E Sep 1919:2; LRIBA nom papers 1911 (1603); ISAA mem list; RIBA Kal 1912/13; SAWW 1908:384 port)

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 STEVENSON

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880 1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp S22

McLachlan, Gavin. 1993. The Dream Houses of Mill Park. Port Elizabeth: Department of Architecture, University of Port Elizabeth. pp 24, 58, 60, 70, 120