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CAIRNS, William John

Born: 1880
Died: 1944 07 16


Was born in Cathcart, Renfrew, Scotland. It is not yet certain when he came to South Africa but he was living and working as an architect in Boksburg in 1909. At some point he moved to Pietermaritzburg where he worked as a Provincial Roads Engineer. He married in Pietermaritzburg and died there; his address was latterly 140 King Edward's Avenue, Scottsville.

ISAA 1927. (Building Jun 1918:164; NAD MSCE 1472/1944; ISAA mem list; UTD 1909)

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 CAIRNS

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp C1