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Born: 1888
Died: 1938 04 08


Practised as an architect on his own account in Johannesburg from 1912. He studied at the Transvaal University College (then housed in the old Tin Temple) in Johannesburg from about 1903 until 1906 and worked in the offices of H Seton MORRIS and of Austin LEECH in Johannesburg until 1908. In 1909 he was employed as an architectural draughtsman in the Architectural Department of the Johannesburg Municipality, sat the RIBA special examination in 1909 and was elected an Associate of the RIBA in 1911, his papers being witnessed by JA HOOGTERP. Monsbourgh designed a house for himself in 1912 in Houghton. In 1914 Monsbourgh and his wife moved to Australia, for a history of his time there visit Friends of the Hawthorn Tram Depot.

ARIBA 1911; MRSI. (ARIBA nom papers (1911) 2198)

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

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House A Monsbourgh: 1912. Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Orpheum Theatre: 1912. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing MONSBOURGH

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880 1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp