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Born: fl. 1889
Died: 1923


An architect from the Netherlands, originating from Strijen, Noord-Brabant, ariving in the ZAR in 1889 (Ploeger etc, 1989: 232): 'one of the old school of Dutch Architects who established themselves in the Transvaal in the old Republican days' (Building Jun 1923:43). Westmaas worked in Pretoria as town engineer before the Anglo-Boer War. He is recorded, although spelt Westmass, as living at 681 Mears Street, Sunnyside Pretoria in the Longland s Directory of 1899. The only buildings by him which have so been recorded are two churches for the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk community. Both date from around 1912 and 1913.

(Building Jun 1918:164; Building Mar 1919:255; Building Jun 1923:43 obit; UTD 1915; Kesting 1978)

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 WESTMAAS

Longland. 1979. Longland's Pretoria Directory for 1899 (Reprint No. 85). Pretoria: The State Library. pp 176

Ploeger, Jan & De Kock, Gideon de V. 1989. Nederlandse emigrasie na Suid-Afrika 1800-1900. Port Elizabeth: University of Port Elizabeth. pp 232