ANDERSON, James DonaldBorn: 1871
Died: 1915 11 3
Worked in Durban from about 1902 until 1915; Anderson was born at Keith, Banffshire and educated at Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. He was articled to an architect named Jardine in Edinburgh. On completing his articles in 1895 he came to South Africa and joined the firm of CARTER & McINTOSH in Pretoria; enlisting at the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War on the British side. After the war Anderson joined FJ ING in Durban (cf ING & ANDERSON), the partnership lasting from 1903 to 1912. Anderson was reputed to have been a brilliant designer and to have been trained by Ing who may have had an influence on Anderson's design. In about 1912 Anderson married Isabella Murdock and set up practice on his own account in Durban, dying about two years later after a short illness. He was president of the Natal Institute of Architects at the time of his death. Vice-Pres NIA 1911; Pres NIA 1914-15. (Hillebrand 1975; 1986; Jnl ATA Dec 1914:45-6; Jnl ATA Feb 1916:8-9 obit; SAAR Feb 1936:65 (Ing obit); UNSAL)
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