ARMSTRONG, JBorn: fl. 1887
Little is currently known about Armstrong; he worked for the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in the Cape around 1894 and while in their employ apparently designed Fort England Mental Hospital, Grahamstown (1894). With its square tower and in spite of its verandahs and iron roof the building managed to look Scottish Baronial. Armstrong may also have worked in Kimberley where he called for tenders for the Peach & Co Building in Market Square in 1887. In 1894 he designed additional buildings for the Fort England Mental Hospital in Grahamstown.
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 ARMSTRONG
|Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pp 211|
|Yuill, David William. 1984. The architecture of Kimberley 1871-1914. Johannesburg: Thesis (Masters), University of Witwatersrand. pp 52|