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Born: fl 1888


An architect working in Johannesburg from around 1888; he was in partnership around 1892 with CH BRAUER (cf MENZE & BRAUER), according to Norwich. According to recent research carried out by R Norwich, Menze is mentioned in partnership with one HEIM (cf MENZE & HEIM) in the list of architects and contractors in Jeppe's Township in the Witwatersrand Directory, Mining Guide, 1888. In 1893 he had offices in Market buildings, Johannesburg. MENZE designed the first Beth Hamedrash in Fox Street, signing himself Paul MENZE. In 1897 a letter written by him from Charlottenburg in Germany reports on his plan to write a book about Eduard Lippert. The General Directory of South Africa (1899) listed him as AP Menge working in Johannesburg.

(General dir SA 1899; Longland's dir 1893; Norwich 1985, 1987; TAD SSa 583 ra 4912/99)

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 MENZE

Walker, Michael. 2013. The pioneer architects of Johannesburg and their buildings (1886 - 1899) with postcard illustrations. St James: The Kalk Bay Historical Association. pp 63