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Established: 1890
Ended: 1916


The partnership in London between WN DUNN and R WATSON from 1890 until 1916. They took over James MacLaren's practice, in whose office they had both been working as assistants at the time of MacLaren's early death. Among MacLaren's clients was Donald Currie for whom they continued to work, designing 'some large buildings in Cape Town' (Dunn, RIBA Jnl 19 feb 1916:143, 144) at least two of which were the Union Castle building in Adderley St and the Mount Nelson Hotel. They also designed blocks of offices for Currie's company in in East London and Durban.

(Brown 1969; Gray 1985; RIBA Jnl 19 Feb 1916:143, 144)

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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes

Mount Nelson Hotel: 1898 : n.d. : 1922. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1898
Warehouse for D Currie & Co, Union Castle Mail Steamship Co: 1896. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect