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CHAPMAN, Simon

Born: 1904 02 05
Died: 1982 01 25

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 215
Year registered: 1927

CPIA (1927); ISAA (1927).

Born in Cape Town, son of Benjamin and Tilly Chapman. He was educated at Observatory Boys High School. He studied towards an architectural profession at the Cape Town Technical College and the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Worked in Cape Town where he was architect to the Castle Wine & Brandy Co from about 1937. He was responsible for some fine 'modernistic' architecture (AB&E Nov 1932:3) in the 1930s. He was associated with ID MacGILLIVRAY (cf. CHAPMAN & MacGILLIVRAY) with whom he worked on on the Bloemhof apartment buildings for the Cape Town corporation which were illustrated in 'The South African Architect' (May 1939:50, 51). Ottawa House (c1932) is among his works which are now regarded as good examples of Art Deco. In 1959 and 1969 he was a partner in CHAPMAN, COHEN & VERSINO in Cape Town.

He married Sara Friedman on 1939 10 12 by whom he had two sons and a daughter.

(AB&E Nov 1932:3, 10; Cape Times dir 1933; ISAA mem list; SA Archt May 1939:50, 51)

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 CHAPMAN

CPIA Committee. 1983. The Buildings of Cape Town 1983 : Phase Two. Volume Three : Catalogue and Classification. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pp 54

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 99

Feldberg, Leon. 1968. South African Jewry : A Survey of the Jewish Community; Its Contribution to South Africa; Directory of Communal Institutions; and a Who's Who of Leading Personalities. Johannesburg: Fielding Publishing. pp 209

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 89, 206

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 90, 156

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp C4

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pp 216 Item 66.11