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Born: fl. 1884


A civil engineer and foundation member of the Architects' and Engineers' Association of South Africa (Cape Town, 1884). Johnson (1987:364) mentions one W Cairncross working as a civil engineer in Cape Town in 1905. Cairncross had a son, one William CAIRNCROSS, listed working as a draughtsman in Cape Town.

(Afr Archt Jul 1911:33)

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.

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House FS Stapleton: 1905. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing CAIRNCROSS

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 Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand.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

Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1987. Domestic architecture at the Cape, 1892-1912 : Herbert Baker, his associates and his contemporaries. Cape Town: Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pp 364

Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pp 55, 56