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PARR, David Joseph

Born: 1887


Year registered: 1937

ARIBA 1927

Nothing is currently known of Parr's origins and training. In 1904 he was articled to JL PEDDIE in Pretoria. He also worked in the office of JR BURG. By 1906 he was employed in J Lockwood HALL's office in Pretoria. He entered the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in 1907 where he remained until at least 1927 when he applied for Associate membership of the RIBA, with an interruption during the First World War when he served in the Machine Gun Section of the 2nd Mounted Brigade. He registered with the ISAA in 1937 and appears to have entered private practice about this time. Only one building by him has so far been recorded. He was briefly in partnership with George Gavin LAWSON (cf LAWSON and PARR).

(ARIBA nom papers (1927) 4136; ISAA mem list; PSL 1907-27; PWD ar 1916, 1918)

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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Evans Garage (Pty) Ltd, alt, add: 1939. Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng - Architect

Books citing PARR

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp P3

Reps, John W. 1997. Canberra 1912 : Plans and planners of the Australian capital competition. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. pp 154-155, 346-347