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Born: 1909 05 20
Died: 1964


Reg No: 545
Year registered: 1932

BArch 1932 (Witwatersrand)

Also referred to as FINK, Nathan Isaac, after changing his name in the 1950s.

Was a student at the School of Architecture of the University of the Witwatersrand from 1927 to 1931; he spent a number of vacations in Britain, and on graduating with a Degree of Bachelor of Architecture in March 1932, became a partner in the firm HANSON, TOMKIN & FINKELSTEIN. His main interests were in administration and technical and construction methods. In 1935 he was elected an associate member of the RIBA. Finkelstein contributed greatly to the high quality of the work of the partnership, one of the leading South African firms of the mid-twentieth century. He left this firm in June 1950. The same year he changed his name to FINK and later entered into partnership with H MOROSS, the form being styled FINK & MOROSS. He worked in association with G HERBERT in 1960.

ISAA 1932; ARIBA 1935. (ARIBA nom papers (1935) 5830; Herbert 1975; ISAA mem list; SAAR Jan 1933:25; SAAR Dec 1935:376; SAAR Oct 1950:241)

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 FINKELSTEIN

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 90, 184

SAWW & Wooten & Gibson. 1963. Who's Who of Southern Africa 1963. Johannesburg: Wooten & Gibson (Pty) Ltd. pp 289

SAWW & Gibson, PJ (Managing Editor). 1965. Who's Who of southern Africa 1965. Johannesburg: Combined Publishers. pp 307