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O'BRIEN, Arthur T

Born: 1879?
Died: 1919


Born in America, O'Brien lived in San Francisco and apparently He followed his profession in both San Francisco and New York and claimed to have worked on some of the 'largest buildings in the world' (SAA&B May 1905:158). He was listed practising in Claremont, Cape Town, as O'Brien Bros between 1904 and 1906. He returned to America at some stage, where he died.

(Juta's dir CT 1905; Picton-Seymour 1977; SAA&B May 1905:158; SAAE&S Jnl Apr 1906, notes and news by Verax; American Archt Mar 1919:465 obit) Cape Town: Goodwood grandstand and other buildings (Picton-Seymour 1977:107) c1904

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.

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Goodwood Grandstand: c1904. Goodwood, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing O'BRIEN

Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1987. Domestic architecture at the Cape, 1892-1912 : Herbert Baker, his associates and his contemporaries. Cape Town: Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pp 382