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FILTNESS, John

Born: ?
Died: 1918

Architect


Trained in London in the office of the architect Detmar Blow. He arrived in South Africa in 1909, joining the office of BAKER & FLEMING in Johannesburg for two years. In 1910, in collaboration with Gordon LEITH, he was placed second in the competition for the layout of Church Square in Pretoria: the central feature of his design being a column set in an oval pool and surmounted by a winged figure and crowns. From 1912 to 1914 he worked for REID & DELBRIDGE in Johannesburg and by 1917 he was working for the same partnership in Cape Town. He was a member of the Association of Transvaal Architects and died on active service in the First World War.

(Building Jun 1918:160 obit; Jnl ATA Mar 1917:59; Pta News 7 Oct 1910 suppl)

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.