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Born: 1897
Died: 1905


Was listed in the 1897 Longlands Johannesburg and South African Republic Directory and in the Johannesburg directories for 1903, 1904 and 1905 as CH BRAUER at 18 Grosvenor Chambers, Loveday Street, Johannesburg. He did not appear in the United Transvaal Directory for 1907. He seems to have arrived in South Africa on 18 December 1888 from Germany where he apparently trained as an architect and civil engineer. He advertised his skills as both in The Digger's News: 'H & C Brauer, Architects, Civil and Mechanical Engineers, Blue Posts Office, next to the Diggers' News Office. Mr H Brauer has for the last five years been Town Surveyor and Inspector of Public Works at Beaconsfield and has also been connected for the last eight years with the Colonial Government Railway Construction, Johannesburg' (2 April 1889). He was in partnership in Johannesburg with A Paul MENZE around 1892/93 (cf MENZE & BRAUER).

(Norwich 1985; James & Ethel Grey Files, Strange Library, Afr Mus, Jhb; Longland's Jhb and SAR dir 1897; Longland's Tvl & Rhod dir 1903)

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 BRAUER

Walker, Michael. 2013. The pioneer architects of Johannesburg and their buildings (1886 - 1899) with postcard illustrations. St James: The Kalk Bay Historical Association. pp 63