DE JONG, Jan JacobBorn: 1895 01 18
Reg No: 450
Year registered: 1928
Born in Amsterdam the Netherlands, the son of a building contractor, also Jan Jacob de Jong who immigrated to South Africa before the First World War. He was educated as a draughtsman. He arrived in South Africa entering the service of the DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, Pretoria. In the War years he served with the Department of Defense in Cape Town and Pretoria. After the War he worked for private architects in Johannesburg. In 1931 he was appointed Clerk of Works with the City Council of Pretoria. In 1945 he was City Architect and planned the layouts of Danville and Atteridgeville. He retired in 1955 and became an elected member of the City Council Committee of Pretoria. He had retired and resigned from the Institute of South African Architects by 1959. In 1959 his address was given as 313 Bourke Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria.
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