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SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS

Established:

Architect



List of Projects

This is the in-house design office for all SAR & H buildings and other structures.

In 1906 David Aitken McCUBBIN left the UK to join the Central South African Railways as a quantity surveyor under Thomas MOODIE who was the architect for the Central South African Railways and Harbours (CSAR&H). In about 1908 McCubbin was appointed principal architectural assistant and in 1910 was appointed to the post of architect of the Central South African Railways and Harbours Board in Johannesburg. As railway architect McCubbin played a significant role in the architectural department and was responsible for the design of a large number of projects.

By 1911 William MacKenzie SMITH was working in Johannesburg where he applied for Licentiate membership of the RIBA; at the time he did so he was working as an architectural draughtsman with the South African Railways, in the Engineer-in-Chief's office.

Henry James WALKER was listed as a member of the Association of Transvaal Architects in the United Transvaal directory (1915). At the time he was working as an assistant engineer with the South African Railways in Piet Retief.

Alexander Lawrence CHAPMAN transferred to Johannesburg at Union to join the South African Railways staff in Johannesburg. In 1914 he followed a course in the design of reinforced concrete structures at the Transvaal University College, Johannesburg. He was promoted to acting assistant architect in the South African Railways IN 1924, a post in which he remained until his death in Johannesburg.

WH CLARK served as civil engineer in the Division of Engineering of the South African Railways and Harbours. In 1919 he became Chief Bridge engineer for the SA Railways.

In about 1926 Johannesburg desperately needed a new station. The railways had done their own plans under the direction of the Railways Engineer, McCUBBIN.

Robert Brown GRAHAM, born in Edinburgh, became an architectural draughtsman with the South African Railways, Johannesburg (n.d.). In 1928 he was resident in Johannesburg.

Charles Cunnold DEUCHAR was transferred from the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT to the SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS Administration in 1929 as chief architect, Johannesburg, a post he held until his death in Johannesburg.

Thomas Ernest HARDING was living in Johannesburg when he died suddenly at the South African Railways Offices, where he had probably been working.

In 1930-1931 John Reginald COOPER worked in the architectural section of the South African Railways in Johannesburg.

In the 1930s, Thomas Jan DRY joined the staff of the South African Railways at headquarters in Cape Town (n.d.) and later (n.d.) went to Johannesburg. He became the Chief Architect (n.d.).

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.