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KARP, Philip

Born: c1911
Died: 1957 11 26


DipArch 1935 (Witwatersrand)

Probably born in South Africa, studied architecture at night at the University of the Witwatersrand graduated with a Diploma in Architecture in August 1935. According to Chipkin (1993:261) Karp worked in the office of COOK & COWEN, for John Shaw and in 1935 was employed by I WAYBURNE. As a young man he was influenced as a young architect by DM COWIN and built a house in Scott Street, Waverley, Johannesburg next to Cowin's Casa Bedo. Once in practice on his own, with the assistance of 'a brilliant design man' GG ALLEN, Karp designed a number of Johannesburg buildings including the Greaterman's Building, corner Commissioner and End Streets.

TPIA 1935. (Chipkin 1993; Herbert 1975:147; SAAR Mar 1935:86; SAAR Jul 1935)

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.