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ANDERSON, WB

Born: fl. 1920

Architect


Is among the few recorded cases where someone who had worked as an architect but who was not officially recognised: he was prosecuted by the Association of Transvaal Architects in 1920 who declared that he had no architectural qualifications and was therefore practising illegally as an architect. In his own defence Anderson said that he had worked in architecture for a number of years in the Transvaal and had won the competition for the Dutch Reformed Church building in Witbank in about 1919. He claimed to have designed the Workers' Hall in Benoni (s.a.). The case against Anderson was followed closely in the Cape. The Architect, Builder and Engineer considered it excessive to prosecute him in view of his experience, pointing out that Anderson had several times tried but failed to pass the required qualifying examinations. Nevertheless Anderson was not allowed to continue calling himself an architect.

(AB&E Aug 1920:9; AB&E Jun 1921:2; AB&E Aug 1921:17)

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.