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CHERRY, Frederick (Fred)

Born: 1867 03 12
Died: 1932 03 28

Architect


Cherry was born on 12 March 1867 in Kingston, Ireland, to Frederic and Anna Cherry (nee Stokes). He served articles with McCurdy and Mitchell of Dublin. Nothing is yet known of his training. He came to South Africa in 1890 and entered briefly into partnership in Cape Town with F QUY (cf CHERRY & QUY) in 1890. After the dissolution of the partnership in the same year, both Cherry and Quy joined the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in Cape Town in 1890. In about 1892 Cherry left the department to set up in independent practice.

An undated drawing (1890s?) by Cherry for shops in Bean St, Kimberley, exists in the GOLDBLATT, YUILL & PARTNERS Collection, Kimberley. Cherry came second in the competition for the Cape Town Museum (the South African Museum) in 1893, and won the competition for the new pavilion at Somerset Strand (now Strand) in 1924. According to Johnson (1987:365), he submitted thirty eight domestic plans to the Sea Point municipality between 1898 and 1912. Walker (2011:20-22) discusses Cherry's buildings in St James, Muizenberg and Kalk Bay. When he registered as a member of the Institute of South African Architects in 1928, he was living at 6 Harfield Villas in Sea Point, Cape Town.

Cherry died on 28 March 1932 at Albany Flats, Main Road, Seapoint, Cape Town, aged sixty-five. He was survived by his wife Emma Maud (nee Dayler) whom he married in Cape Town, and daughters Eileen and Norah.

MRIAI; CIA; ISAA 1928; CPIA. (AB&E Mar 1933:9 death notice; ISAA mem list; Picton-Seymour 1977; Radford 1979; SAA&B May 1905:156; SAAE&S Jnl Sep 1907:212; SAAR Apr 1933:84; SAB Apr 1932:33 death notice; Yuill 1984:53; Walker, 2011:20-22)

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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Bangaloo: 1922. St James, Western Cape - Architect
Board of Executors and Trust Co Building: n.d.. Malmesbury, Western Cape - Architect
De Waal & Co bldg: n.d.. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
EK Green Shop: 1901. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Flats for J Thornton: 1924. Kalk Bay, Western Cape - Architect
Garage for F Malyon: 1930. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House Deenik: 1914. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
House Hammond: 1917. St James, Western Cape - Architect
House Jenkinson: 1915. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
House Rose-Innes: 1924. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
House, Daisy St/Derry Rd: 1931. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Morrison, McGivern & Henry Bldg: n.d.. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Mosterts bldg: n.d.. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
National Hotel: c1902. Caledon, Western Cape - Architect
Pagoda Tearoom: 1917. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
Pavilion, Somerset Strand: 1925. Strand, Western Cape - Architect
School, Tamboerskloof: 1905. Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Sea Point Bathing Pavilion - First: 1913-1914. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Shop for Goldin & Berman: 1903. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Shops and offices: n.d.. Beaufort West, Western Cape - Architect
Store for Herman & Canard: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Town Hall (Proposal): 1920. Durbanville, Western Cape - Architect
Two Houses for Mrs Harrison: 1914. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
Two Houses for Mrs Harrison: 1916. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing CHERRY

Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1987. Domestic architecture at the Cape, 1892-1912 : Herbert Baker, his associates and his contemporaries. Cape Town: Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pp 365

Martin, Desmond. 2007. Walking Long Street. Cape Town: Struik. pp 98

Walker, Michael. 2010. A Statement In Stone. Cape Town: Privately published by Michael Walker. pp 20-22

Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pp 59-61

Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pp 33-38, 52, 69