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Established: 1912
Ended: 1923


The partnership between J LYON and WAR FALLON in Cape Town from 1912 until 1923. They entered into partnership on the occasion of WAR Fallon winning the scheme for the municipal abattoirs at Maitland. Their most prestigious competition success was winning the competition for the lay-out of the University site at Milner Park in Johannesburg in 1919 (Building Jun 1919:262-3 ill; SAB Jan 1923:14). In 1919/1920 they won the Cape Town Housing Scheme competition and prior to 1919 successfully competed for the Cape Town Technical Institute and for the Humewood Hotel, Port Elizabeth (see KENDALL & TAIT).

(A&B Jul 1918:403, 404; AB&E Jun 1919:9; AB&E Aug 1919:2, 9, 11; AB&E Aug 1920:9; AB&E Oct 1920:3; AB&E Jun 1922:3; Afr Archt May 1914:336; Building Jun 1919:262-3 ill; SAB Nov 1923:37)

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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes

Corporation Abattoirs: 1912. Maitland, Western Cape - Architect
House JGV Biccard: Balmoral: 1914. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Housing Scheme: c1919. Unknown, Unknown - Architect
Shops/offices for F Knacke: 1923. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Technical Institute: 1919. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
University of the Witwatersrand, site layout: 1919. Milner Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
War Memorial: 1920. Camps Bay, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing LYON and FALLON

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 156

Walker, Michael. 2010. A Statement In Stone. Cape Town: Privately published by Michael Walker. pp 85-87

Walker, Michael. 2012. Early architects of Cape Town and their buildings (1820 - 1926) with postcard illustrations, The. St James: Michael Walker. pp 107-108