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DIETZ, Arnoldus Bernardus

Born: fl. 1817
Died: 1823


Dietz, CF POHL and Piet RETIEF all worked as contractors as well as at other jobs in the Cape around 1820. Dietz arrived at the Cape in 1817, he was a farmer and trader who set up as a building contractor in the Grahamstown/Oudtshoorn area around 1820. According to Lewcock (1963:195) he built himself 'in 1818 a large single-storeyed Cape Dutch farmhouse dwelling and shop, with typical T-shaped plan' in Grahamstown, he favoured flat roofs, as did Retief and Pohl, and was apparently a more astute businessman than either of the others and successfully completed the prison building for the Albany District, designed by WO JONES (1823).

(Lewcock 1963; Greig 1971:33)

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.

Books citing DIETZ

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 33