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Born: fl. 1897
Died: ?


Nothing is yet known about Donaldson's training. He worked in the Orange Free State as an architect in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is recorded by Maeder (1917:183) as being of Ficksburg where he had designed the Ficksburg Town Hall (1897) and also, apparently, the Dutch Reformed Church, Ficksburg (although Kesting does not record an architect for the building, he notes additions made 1905-1907).

(The Friend 20.2.1985:8; Kesting 1978; NMC list; Maeder 1917:183; Schoeman 1982).

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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes

Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1906-1907. Ficksburg, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1914. Rosendal, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1913. Zastron, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (First): 1899. Petrusburg, Free State - Architect
Town Hall: 1897. Ficksburg, Free State - Contractor
Town Hall: 1897. Ficksburg, Free State - Architect

Books citing DONALDSON

Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pp 183

Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2012. A Platteland Pilgrimage : 102 country churches of South Africa . South Africa: Booktown Richmond Press. pp 13

Menache, Philippe & Wolff, Helmut. 2021. die NG Kerk, ons erfenis : 'n fotoversameling van die argitektoniese skatte van 139 NG kerke in SA. Not identified: Not identified. pp 21, 32, 127