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OBEL and OBEL

Established: 1929
Ended: 1936

Architect


The partnership in Johannesburg between Louis Theodore OBEL and Mark OBEL about 1929-1936 and renewed circa 1940. In about 1929 LT Obel moved to Durban where he set up a Durban office, retaining partnership in Johannesburg. Both travelled to America independently around 1941. While studying in America, they built two blocks of seasonal letting apartments in Miami, Florida, in 1942.

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


Africa House: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Africa House: 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Alpheum House: 1930. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Anchor Mansions: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Astor Mansions: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Barbican Building: 1929. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Church Building, Old: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Circle Court: 1934. Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Flats for Sisters Investments: 1936. Benoni, Gauteng - Architect
Kingston House: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Maisonettes: 1936. Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Mount Royal: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Ponovez synagogue: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Scantlebury Bldgs: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Shops, flats: 1930. Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Synagogue: 1929. Rosettenville, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Synagogue - Second: 1930. Germiston, Gauteng - Architect
U Siegell premises: 1931. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing OBEL and OBEL

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 50-51