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CHICK, Horace Egerton

Born: 1882 01 06
Died: 1950 11 14


Year registered: 1927

Son of RS Chick, a pioneer sugar planter, Chick was born at Rosehill Sugar Estates, Umgeni (now Durban North). He was educated at Durban High School and served articles in England. After qualifying in England, he returned to South Africa, married and shortly afterwards left for New Zealand where he practised for about seventeen months before returning to South Africa and setting up practice in Durban in 1909. In 1910 he was joined by BV BARTHOLOMEW who became a partner in 1912 (cf CHICK & BARTHOLOMEW); MMF POOLE joined the firm in 1935 and became a partner in 1939 (cf CHICK, BARTHOLOMEW & POOLE). He was Secretary of the Natal Institute of Architects from 1912 to 1914 and President from 1925 to 1926 and again from 1932 to 1933. He lived latterly at 23 Poynton Place, Durban, where he died.

(Chick 1985; ISAA mem list; UNSAL)

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 GH Wayne: 1910. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing CHICK

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1975. Aspects of architecture in Natal, 1880 1914. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished MA. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp 163-164

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1986. Art and architecture in Natal, 1910-1940. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp 436-437

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp C6