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St Joseph's Hospital, Staff Quarters
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Brendan Joseph CLINCH: Architect
Date:1947
Type:Hospital
Status:Extant
Street:Howe Avenue

Authorship of the working drawings is confirmed with a rubber-stamp with the following wording:

BRENDAN J CLINCH, M.R.I.A.I, M.I.A.
ARCHITECT
Stability Building, 106 Fox Street
JOHANNESBURG

The date of August 1947 is written in by hand.

The three storey, face-brick L-shaped plan building provided accommodation for Catholic sisters working at St Joseph's Hospital. Accommodation provided included a large barrel vaulted Chapel, a Dining Room and Kitchen, a Community Room, 38 Individual 'cells' (each with its own built in cupboard and basin), two Infirmaries, a Sewing Room, a Sister's Cloakroom and the usual service spaces. A substantial Tower attached to the south-east corner of the chapel completed the strongly Italianate design.

The building is currently standing vacant (July 2010).

[William MARTINSON, July 2010]

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.