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Born: ?
Died: 1938


Osbourn's name is also found spelt Osborn. Nothing has yet been discovered about his training. Before 1910 he was a temporary officer in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, Pretoria, working as a draughtsman. In 1910 he was sent to Durban to help prepare plans for the conversion of the Durban Old Town Hall into a post office (NAD PWD 2958/10), and later left the PWD, remaining in Durban and working in partnership with WF BUCKLE (cf. BUCKLE & OSBOURN) between 1910 and 1915. Around 1912 he must have been resident in Pietermaritzburg as he became a Licentiate member of the RIBA there in 1912.

LRIBA Pietermaritzburg 1912; ISAA 1927. (Hillebrand 1975; Hillebrand 1986:465; ISAA mem list; NAD PWD 2958/10)

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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Wesleyan Church, modified design: 1909. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing OSBOURN

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 Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand.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

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp O2