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Born: 1877
Died: 1928 02 09


Was born in Derbyshire, England and was educated at Sheffield Technical College. He arrived in the Transvaal in 1896. From September 1902 he was employed as a draughtsman in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, Pretoria, and married in 1903. He remained with the PWD until the outbreak of the First World War when he enlisted. After the war he set up independent practice in Benoni, about 1918. He was working in Benoni when he and AAR McKINLAY, noted as of Benoni and Durban respectively, submitted a design for the competition for the Benoni Town Hall, in which they gained second premium. Parker appears to have moved to Durban at some point (n.d.) where he died.

LRIBA 1911; ISAA 1927. (Building Dec 1918: 217, 218, 232; CSL 1903; ISAA mem list; Jnl ATA Mar 1917:59; LRIBA nom papers (1911) 1506; Lockheads guide 1913; SAAR Mar 1928:20, death notice)

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 PARKER

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp P1