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FLEMING, George Granger

Born: 1866
Died: 1922 05 06


Was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Michael H Fleming, calico printer's salesman, and his wife Isabella, who was English. He was described as an architect in the 1891 census, the second of seven children living in the parental home at 5 Kersland Street.

Migration records indicate that a Mr G Fleming sailed to the Cape on 8 October 1892 (DSA). He was employed by WH STUCKE in Bloemfontein as an assistant before opening his own practice in 1895. He was listed as practising in Johannesburg in 1896 and became (n.d.) Town Engineer, Johannesburg. He was in practice in Pretoria with J ELLIS (cf FLEMING & ELLIS) in 1899. In 1898-99 he was listed working in Lovedale, perhaps in connection with buildings at the mission. His last recorded building was in 1914. He died in Johannesburg.

This listing also appears in Scottish Architects

(Braby's Tvl & Rhod dir 1915; Building Jun 1922:46 obit; General dir of SA 1898-99; Greig 1971; Longland's Pta dir 1899; Picton-Seymour 1977; RIBA Jnl 1922-23:197 obit; TAD MHG 48897) Publ: Dynamics of all prayer, (see ref in Building Jun 1922:46); Business as usual - an early war sketch, Jnl ATA Sep 1916; The value of piers, Jnl ATA Dec 1917:119-20; A fit of the blues, Jnl ATA Dec 1917:121-22; The city possible, a talk on town planing, Building Jun 1919:274-5

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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Clifton Wesleyan Methodist Church: 1897. Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Hortor's printing works: pre-1922. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Hoskin's Bldgs: pre-1922. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House: 1913. Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House GG Fleming (own house): 1905. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Poultenay: pre-1922. Yeoville, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Presbyterian Church: 1897. Fordsburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Semi-detached House: 1905. Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Town hall, proposed: n.d.. Indwe, Eastern Cape - Architect
Transvaaler Leader Bldg: 1902. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing FLEMING

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880 1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp