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MacKENZIE, John Fraser

Born: ?
Died: 1949 06


His name is also found spelt McKENZIE (CSL, ORC 1907). MacKENZIE was employed by the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT of the Orange River Colony from 1904; it is not yet clear when he transferred to the Transvaal. While he was in Bloemfontein he met JC COOK with whom he entered a design for the Pretoria Post Office competition in 1908 (Mackenzie's address at the time being in Boksburg where he was listed in partnership with Cook) and submitted a further design in the competition under his name alone. The Cape Times (March 1911) noted that the new Pretoria post office building was erected to the plans of 'COOK & MacKENZIE' and according to the elevations of TULLY, WATERS & CLELAND. Mackenzie and Cook were listed with different post box numbers in Boksburg in the United Transvaal Directory (1915, 1917). When Mackenzie registered as a member of the Institute of South African Architects in 1927 he was working for the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in Cape Town. By 1931-1932 he was listed an absentee salaried member of the Institute of South African Architects working in Kenya.

ISAA 1927. (CSL, ORC 1907; ISAA mem list; ISAA Ybk 1931/32; SAB PWD 3253 vols 1&2; UTD 1909, 1915)

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.

Books citing MacKENZIE

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp M4