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WHITMORE, Sidney Wallace

Born: ?
Died: 1942 12


Worked in Britain, where he probably trained. He was apparently recommended for a post in the Transvaal Colony by W BEVAN, then the Chief Architect of the Colony, although he was not personally known to Bevan. At the time of his appointment in 1903 as a draughtsman in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT architectural department, Transvaal, he was resident at Alderney Street in Plimlico, London. He travelled to South Africa with P EAGLE, a future chief architect, PWD, on the Gascon. He was elected a Licentiate member of the RIBA in Pretoria in 1912. In 1927 he retired from his post as architectural assistant, PWD, Union of South Africa, and entered private practice in Cape Town. He retired in about 1933/1934 and returned to England where his address was later in Ipswich, Suffolk. By 1937/1938 he had returned to South Africa where he was working in Cape Town in the office of PERRY & LIGHTFOOT. In 1939 he retired to Grahamstown where he died.

LRIBA 1912 Pretoria; ISAA 1927. (ISAA Ybks 1933-40; LRIBA nom papers (1912) gone astray; SAAR Jan 1943:21 obit; Union Archives PWD; UTD 1915)

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 WHITMORE

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880 1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp