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Born: fl. 1884
Died: 1893



There is a reference to one FJ van Dyk in Pretoria in 1888, presumably connected with building since he was mentioned in connection with PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT work. Atkinson (1969: 78) records him as being a member of the Pretoria Club in 1891 and his profession as Architect. One L van Dyk was listed in the General Directory of South Africa of 1898-1899. In the same directory VAN DYK & DE ZWAAN are listed together. Additions were made made to Sammy Marks's house in the 1890s and these were probably carried out by DE ZWAAN & VAN DYK. Various adverts appear in De Volkstem of the time stating that the partnership DE Zwaan & van Dyk had relocated to Bank Lane opposite Dr Nessels laboratory (De Volkstem 1889-07-15), and later advertising a call for tenders by DE Zwaan and Van Dijk [sic] for the construction of a Villa and two Villas in the block on erf 620 Skinner Street for Fred Jeppe and the Transvaal Mortgage and Loan Company (De Volkstem 1889-09-16).

(General dir of SA 1898-99; TAB 1893 13489 PW/2/BR604/88; De Volkstem 1889-07-15; De Volkstem 1889-09-16)

Atkinson, A.K.W. 1969. Old Ivory and Roses. The Pretoria Club. Pretoria: Wallach's Printing & Publishing Co. 1969

[Our thanks to Rosa Swanepoel for researching this entry (2011-01-17)]

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 VAN DYK

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 174-175

Van Winter, PJ. 1938. Onder Krugers Hollanders : Geschiedenis van de Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij. Tweede Deel. Amsterdam: JH de Bussy. pp 36 n1

Viney, Graham with Proust, Alain (Photography). 1987. Colonial houses of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik-Winchester. pp 159, 162, 166