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TORSTENSON, Martin Bergman

Born: 1872 02 19
Died: ?


Year registered: 1933

Born in Namsos in Norway, Torstenson received a certificate from the Architectural Faculty of the Polytechnic State Academy of Norway. He came to the Cape Colony in 1896, marrying in 1903 and practising in Cape Town with offices in Strand Street. He was a member of the Cape Provincial Institute of Architects and resigned from the Institute of South African Architects in 1934. He designed several homes in the Cape.

(ISAA mem list; SAAE&S Jnl Aug 1906:164, 165; SAWW 1908 port, SAWW 1909) Publ: South African furniture, Afr Archt Nov 1913: xi, paper read to a meeting of CIA.

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

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Jameah Mosque / Jamia Mosque / Queen Victoria Mosque: 1850 : 1903 : 1914 : 1932. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1903 minaret
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1906. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
NG Kerk Parsonage: pre-1908. Beaufort West, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing TORSTENSON

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp T8

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