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RUYTER, Leo

Born: 1895 04 12
Died: 1971 06 25

Carpenter / Contractor


Born in Enschede, Overijssel, the Netherlands. He arrived in Pretoria in 1919 where he practiced as a carpenter. He later entered into partnership in the construction firm Engel and Ruyter. There they were joined by his architect son Aris RUYTER. They were of the leading contractors responsible for the construction of the Transvaal Provincial Administration Headquarters Building.

Books citing RUYTER

Ploeger, Jan. 1994. Nederlanders in die Transvaal 1850-1950. Pretoria: Van Schaik. pp 110