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DREYER, Francis Louis

Born: 1900 08 10
Died: c1980

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 449
Year registered: 1928

Born in Stellenbosch, nothing is yet known about Dreyer's training but his address in 1927 was c/o P Rogers COOKE, Anmercosa House in Johannesburg. He appears to have worked as accommodation officer with the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT until he left to enter into partnership with PR Cooke in 1945 (cf COOKE & DREYER). Dreyer seems to have looked after the Pretoria end of the business. Central House at the corner of Central and Pretorius Sts, Pretoria was designed by Cooke and Dreyer in 1948.

By 1959 and again in 1969 he was recorded as a salaried member to the Transvaal Institute in the employ of the DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS in Pretoria.

(ISAA mem list)

Submitted and entry for the Competition for the new Prime Minister's Residence - unplaced.

These notes were last edited on 2020 10 14

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.

Books citing DREYER

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 89, 194

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 91, 139