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VAN NIFTRIK, Jacob Joseph (Jaap)

Born: 1911 07 04
Died: 1964 10 18


Reg No: 949
Year registered: 1946

Dip. Arch. (Wits?)

Was an architect of Dutch origin practicing in in Johannesburg in the 1950s and 60s.

Born Naarden,the Netherlands, grandson of the City Architect of Amsterdam, Jacobus van Niftrik (See Wikipedia).

Was registered as practicing at 26, Lanchester Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg in the SAAR of January 1951 (p. 24). He did alterations and additions to Jeppe Boys High Preparatory School (Contractor Mr P van Duyn) to the amount £10 570 in 1953 (SAAR February 1953, p. 40). By 1959 he is recorded as practicing from 807/9 Dominion Insurance House, 58 Marshall Street, Johannesburg.

He married Matherina Margaretha (Dikje) Roorda on 1941-06-28, by whom he had four children, one now a metal artist in the United Kingdom (see Syann Van Niftrik).

[Information provided by Nicholas CLARKE via email on 2018 08 23. Sources: Genealogie Online. Also mentioned in Ploeger (1994:158)]

Books citing VAN NIFTRIK

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 99, 192

Ploeger, Jan. 1994. Nederlanders in die Transvaal 1850-1950. Pretoria: Van Schaik. pp 158