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Born: 1897 08 02
Died: after 1963


Reg No: 195
Year registered: 1927

TPIA (1927); ISAA (1927); FIAAS; FRSA.

Was born in Britain where she appears to have trained. When she registered with the Institute of South African Architects in 1927 she was resident at 86 Marathon Street in Kensington, Johannesburg. Enquiring about Fellowship of the RIBA in 1933 she said she had been in practice on her own for nine years and had executed flats, schools, churches and was, at the time, designing two large blocks of hostels for government schools, a handiwork block and laboratories for another school. Edwards was appointed an arbitrator in about 1933, giving her age as 'thirty-six years old on 2 August 1933.' By 1947 she had had offices at 111, 112 London House in Loveday Street and retired in 1951. In 1959 she is recorded as a retired member of the Transvaal Institute, her address given as 10 Ditton Avenue, Rossmore, Johannesburg. She resigned from the Institute of South African Architects in 1963. Edwards is reputed to have been the first female practising architect in Johannesburg and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

(Finsen 1985; ISAA mem list)

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

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House Enid Beckley: 1934. Westcliffe, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Fogal: 1933. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House J Riskowitz: 1929. Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Lubner: 1937. Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House P Gregson: 1931. Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Lindfield Victorian House Museum: 1910. Auckland Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect additions
Strydom House: 1932. Potchefstroom, North West - Architect

Books citing EDWARDS

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 90, 200

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp E4