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Established: 1891
Ended: 1918


A partnership between JH TILL and AE TILL with offices in Kroonstad and Johannesburg from about 1891 until about 1918 when both worked in the Transvaal. They came fourth in the competition for Transvaal the University College in 1906 (SAAE&S Jnl Aug 1906:156-8) and entered the competition for the Pretoria Post Office in 1908. The partnership was responsible for the design and supervision of about 25 churches for a number of denominations before 1908. They were also responsible for the design of Kroonstad Town Hall (c1905) which they won in competition, which Greig describes as 'exceedingly ugly Municipal Classic' (Greig 1971:165) as well as for the designs of nearly all the churches in Kroonstad.

(Kuijers 1984; SAWW 1908; SAWW 1909 cf. AE Till; SAAE&S Jnl Oct 1906:3; Van Niekerk 1950)

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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes

Anglican Church: pre-1908. Kroonstad, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1895. Senekal, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1904. Winburg, Free State - Architect
Presbyterian Church: 1904. Kroonstad, Free State - Architect
Provident Bldg: c1904. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Provident Bldgs: 1904. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
St John's Wesleyan Methodist Church: 1902. Kroonstad, Free State - Architect
Town Hall: 1906. Kroonstad, Free State - Architect
Wesleyan Church: pre-1909. Boksburg, Gauteng - Architect
Wesleyan Church: 1894. Fordsburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Wesleyan Church: 1894. Fordsburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
Wesleyan Church: 1903. Jeppestown, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Wesleyan Church: 1905. Potchefstroom, North West - Architect

Books citing TILL, JH and AE

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 165

Kesting, DP. 1978. Afrikaans Protestantse kerkbou : erfenis en uitdaging. Port Elizabeth: Unpublished PhD. pp

Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2012. A Platteland Pilgrimage : 102 country churches of South Africa . South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pp 13

Menache, Philippe & Wolff, Helmut. 2021. die NG Kerk, ons erfenis : 'n fotoversameling van die argitektoniese skatte van 139 NG kerke in SA. Not identified: Not identified. pp 98, 125

Oxley, John. 1992. Places of Worship in South Africa. Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers. pp 185, 190

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pp 352, 360, 376

Schoeman, Karel. 1982. Vrystaatse erfenis : Bouwerk en geboue in die 19de eeu. Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau. pp 73, 107