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SPARMANN and HAGER

Established: 1840
Ended: 1841?

Architect


The partnership in Cape Town between C SPARMANN and CO HAGER from about 1840 and perhaps lasting about a year; they worked together on only one recorded building, St Mary's Cathedral in Cape Town; both claimed responsibility for the design. Sparmann was soon dismissed from the job for inefficiency. It turned out that the plan was too expensive to execute and a modified design for the building was erected between 1840 and 1851; the building was altered extensively in the 1890s under the direction of Monsignor FC Kolbe. Rennie (1978b:306) points out that in 1864 a certain amount of work in the decoration of the chancel was undertaken by S STONESTREET and that the tower is a Twentieth century addition attributed to FM GLENNIE.

(Picton-Seymour 1977; Radford 1979; Rennie 1978b:306; SESA 8:529)

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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St Mary's Cathedral: 1840-51 : 1864 : 1951. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect