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GEERS, Leendert Marinus

Born: 1877 06 01
Died: 1957 01 16


Geers briefly notes in his LRIBA papers that he was educated in the Netherlands and South Africa. He came to South Africa in 1894, employed by NZASM in Pretoria until 1899. After the Anglo-Boer War, Geers continued to work in the public service, employed as a draughtsman in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in Pretoria from 1902 until October 1930. From 1931 until about 1934 he worked in the architectural department of the Transvaal Provincial Administration; he was elected a Licentiate member of the RIBA in 1932. In 1934 he left the public service to work in partnership with his son, GMJ GEERS (cf GEERS & GEERS). After his son's death he continued to practise under the same name. He died at his home in Mowbray Road, Greenside in Johannesburg.

Buried in the West Park cemetery, Johannesburg.

ISAA 1927; LRIBA 1932. (CSL, Tvl 1903-11; ISAA mem list; LRIBA nom papers (1932) 4093; PSL 1926; TAD MHG 760/57)

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 GEERS

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pp 114

Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C. 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. The Netherlands: LM Publishers. pp 75

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp G3b

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 14