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WAYBURNE, Israel (Issie)

Born: 1905 05 06
Died: 1983 08 09

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 188
Year registered: 1927

TPIA (1927); ISAA (1927); MIA; MCQS.

Was born in Russia and arrived in South Africa in 1910 where he was educated. It is not certain where he received his training although he probably studied at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a member of the Institute of South African Architects by 1927 and in 1931 joined the staff of African Consolidated Investment Co Ltd as architect to their construction department. How long he stayed in this post is uncertain. He collaborated with GRINKER & SKELLY on a block of flats, Daventry Court, in Killarney, Johannesburg in 1933 and from 1933 until 1936 several blocks of flats by him have been recorded in central Johannesburg. After 1944 he was in partnership with his brother Cyril WAYBURNE (d.1957), practicing as WAYBURNE & WAYBURNE. WAYBURNE was "one of nature's eccentrics ... Every morning like clockwork, at ten minutes to eleven - exactly ten minutes before the downstairs bar opened - (he) would enter the drawing office on the top floor of Loveday House and announce: 'Well, gentlemen, I think I'll go down and move my car.' He would return hours later in a conversational mood..." (Chipkin 1993:264) In 1959 he was practicing as WAYBURNE & ISRAEL.

(SAAR Dec 1931:127; South African Jewish Year Book 1929:5689-90; ISAA mem list)

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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Block of flats: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Block of flats, for Messrs Jossels Mansions: 1933. Killarney, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Building: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Daventry Court: 1933-1934. Killarney, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Flats for I Lopato: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Maurann Court: 1934. Yeoville, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Rio Grand Mansions: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing WAYBURNE

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pp 261, 263-264

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 99, 193

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 103, 136

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp W11