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List of Projects

FORSYTH and PARKER

Established: 1923

Architect


The partnership between J PARKER and A FORSYTH in Cape Town was known as PARKER & FORSYTH only from 1905 although apparently Forsyth had been a partner since 1901. The partnership continued under this style until Parker's death in 1921. When John Kilgour PARKER, Parker's son, joined the firm in about 1923, the name of the firm changed to FORSYTH & PARKER. Many of the drawings of the practice survive and form the Parker, Staniforth and Bieldt Collection in University of Cape Town Libraries.

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


2 semi-detached cottages for Sir Hugh Levick: 1933. Wynberg, Western Cape - Architect
Albion Hotel: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Alexandra Hotel, reconstruction: 1933. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
Barclays Bank - First National Bank Headquarters: 1933. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Supervising Architect
Barclays Bank - now First National Bank: 1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Project Architect
Botha's Halt Public School, new Building: 1933. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Boys' Primary School: 1931. Worcester, Western Cape - Architect
Bromwell Hotel, rebuilt: 1937. Salt River, Western Cape - Architect
Brooke Memorial Library Building: 1926. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cape Provincial Requisite Stores: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cape Times Bldg: 1934. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cape Times Bldg, add: 1930. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
City Tramway Bar: 1931. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cleghorn and Harris Building: 1925. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Club for Overseas Settlement of British Women: 1927. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cuthbert and Co Building: 1934. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cuthbert and Co Building, rebuilt: 1934. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Cuthberts Building: 1931-1932. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
DM Murray & Co Bldg: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Flats EL Phillips: 1931. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Girls' High School, hostels: 1931. Erinvale, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Gresham Hotel: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Harp Hotel, reconstruction: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House EE Vines: 1930. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House WF Yeomans: 1930. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Huguenot Seminary, hostel: 1926. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
Huts for Fresh Air Camp at Froggy Pond: 1937. Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
John Dickinson & Co Bldg (Croxley House): 1932. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Junction Hotel, rebuilt: 1928. Salt River, Western Cape - Architect
Kodak Building: 1926. Woodstock, Western Cape - Architect
Langham Hotel, alt: 1928. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Locomotive Hotel: 1937. Salt River, Western Cape - Architect
Lord Nelson Hotel: 1931. Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
Maskew Miller Bldg: 1926. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Maskew Miller Bldg, proposed: 1926. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Metal Box Factory: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Motor Showroom for Stuttafords: 1925. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Muizenberg Hotel, rebuilt: 1927. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
North Assurance Co Bldg: 1926. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Northern Assr Co: 1925. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Ohlsson's Bottle Store, Long St: 1926. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Public School: 1936. Lichtenburg, Western Cape - Architect
Public School, Klipdrift: 1936. Heidelberg, Western Cape - Architect
Railway Hotel, rebuilt: 1932. Wynberg, Western Cape - Architect
Red Lion Hotel, reconstructed: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Retreat Secondary School: 1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Rhodes Fruit Farms, packhouse, Groot Constantia: 1931. Constantia, Western Cape - Architect
Royal Standard Hotel, Main Rd, Mowbray: 1935. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Rustenburg Girls' High School, Erinville Hostel: 1930. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
SA Dried Fruit Co Ltd Bldg, ext: 1930. Wellington, Western Cape - Architect
SA Dye Works: 1927. Woodstock, Western Cape - Architect
SA Turf Club, weighing rooms, etc,: 1927. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Secondary School: 1934. Bonnievale, Western Cape - Architect
Shakespeare Bar, rebuilt: 1932. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
South British Insurance Co Ltd Bldg: 1930. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Spracklen's Bldg: 1931. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Stuttaford's Warehouse: 1936. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Stuttafords Stores: 1930. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Sunshine Bakeries Bldg: 1931. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Tauber & Corssen Ltd Bldg: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Thatched Tavern, Old - rebuilt: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
United Services Club: 1931. Simonstown, Western Cape - Architect
United Tobacco Co Factory: 1926. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
United Tobacco Co, Leaf Store: 1935. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Victoria Nurses' Institute: pre-1903 ; 1903: 1933. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1933
W Cuthbert's & Co Ltd Building: 1901 : 1925. East London, Eastern Cape - Architect
Wade and Dorman Bldg: 1926. Woodstock, Western Cape - Architect
West Country Hotel, rebuilt: 1937. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Western Cereal Co Bldg,: 1926. Woodstock, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Western Cereal Co Steel Grain Tank: 1925. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing FORSYTH and PARKER

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 15, 22

Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pp 76-89