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JONES and McWILLIAMS

Established: 1901
Ended: 1946

Architect


The partnership between VT JONES and WJ McWILLIAMS in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth which lasted half a century, from 1901 to 1946. It was among the best known practices in South Africa and executed a large number of major buildings in Port Elizabeth. In 1907 the firm was also briefly listed in Johannesburg, perhaps having opened a branch office away from Port Elizabeth owing perhaps to the depression. Several of their designs were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, and House Freilinghaus: Matoppos, was chosen as one of the examples of South African architecture for exhibition at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924. From 1931 HH McWILLIAMS joined the office, first as an assistant. His arrival had a significant effect on the design approach of the firm (see St Patrick's Catholic Church) becoming enriched by McWILLIAMS's inventive and youthful ideas which were bold and idiosyncratic.

(Bodill 1986; Longlands Jhb & SAR dir 1907)

Port Elizabeth: Guardian Assr & Trust Co, proposed (SAB Jul 1936:52; SAB Dec 1936:61; SA Archt Sep 1939:205) 1936-9; Elizabeth Donkin Hospital, proposed (SAB Feb 1937:51; SAB Apr 1937:55) 1937;

Submitted and entry for the Competition for the new Prime Minister's Residence - unplaced.

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


Aegis Assurance and Trust Co Building: n.d. : 1923. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Afrikaans medium School: 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Astra Theatre: 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Aurora Creche: 1931. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Bagshaw, Gibaud and Co Shoe Store, add: 1927. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Barclays Bank: 1956. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Bldg for Sir Lewis Richardson: 1930?. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Brittania Hotel, alt: 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Campanile: 1922 : c2017. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Castle Breweries, ext: 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Castle Wine & Brandy Co bldg: 1937?. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin: 1825 : 1895 : 1932. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Centenary Memorial Pavilion 1820: 1921. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Christian Science Church: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Cinema for Afr Theatres (Astra?): 1936. Kariega (Uitenhage), Eastern Cape - Architect
Convent and School: 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Customs House - Fleming Building: 1864 : 1922. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect 1922
Elizabeth Donkin Hospital for Infectious Diseases: 1930s. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Flats: 1927. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Golf Club House: 1930. Humewood, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Grand Hotel, alt: 1933. Humansdorp, Eastern Cape - Architect
Grand Theatre: 1935. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Grey High School: 1913. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Hall, Eastern Province Arts & Crafts Society: 1927. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Harbour Board Offices: 1905. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Harbour Board Wool Stores: c1904. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Hayward, Young & Co bldg: 1938. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Hotel: 1925. Humewood, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Hotel Elizabeth: 1927. Humewood, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House AB Thomas: 1926. Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House AS Marshall: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House at Schoenmakers Kop: pre 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House EC Longworth: 1925. Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Elliot - 'Lindani': 1924. Mill Park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Gluckman: n.d.. Mill park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House H Freilinghaus - Matoppos: 1920. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Harvey - 'Santa Barbara': 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Hazell - 'The Old Mill House': 1924. Mill park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Hirsch - Harland: 1910. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Hobart Kay - 'Far End': 1920. Mill Park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Hustler: 1925. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House J McCoy: 1927. Mill Park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House JS Neave: 1924. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Marshal - 'The Homestead': 1911. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Marshall: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House N Abrahams: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House O Bracht - 'Aloes': 1911. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House OL Oosthuizen: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House P Christian: 1931-32. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Smollan - 'The Gables': 1929. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Stanley Marks: 1924. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Starmer: 1928. Mill Park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House TW Bell: 1928. Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Westwood: 1935. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Westwood: 1935. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Westwood - 'Greyhurst': 1937. Mill Park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Westwood - 'The Tavern': 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Wynne - Avoca: 1903. Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Young: 1915. Mill park, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Houses of various styles and designs for F Oldfield at Mill Park: 1923. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Humewood Mansions - Humewood Hotel: 1920 : 1923 : c1984. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
King Edward's Mansions, now King Edward Hotel: c1904. Donkin Reserve, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Lawson Brown High School: 1938. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Lennon's factory: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Lennon's Laboratory: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Lennon's, alt: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Lowcliffe House: 1038. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Marshall & Co bldg, add: 1928. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Memorial Hall, St John the Baptist Church: 1927. Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Metro Theatre Cafe: c1937. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Mosenthal's Bldg converted into Clothing factory: 1926. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Mosenthal's Warehouse: c1915. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Gallery: 1927 : 1947. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
OK Bazaars: 1937. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Pavilion and Tidal Bath: 1934-1936. Sea View, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Pavilion, Victoria Recreation Grounds: 1923. Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape - Architect
Pearson High School: 1930s. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Port Elizabeth Club: 1905. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Railway Hotel, rebuilt: 1928. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Reserve Bank: 1942. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Residential Hotel for Mrs Nosworthy: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Richardson Building: 1923. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Saraphil Mansions: 1926. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Savage & Son, skin store: 1928. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Semi-detached Houses for DP Blaine: 1864. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect 1956
Shops/flats: 1926. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Augustine's Church Hall - Mac Sherry Hall: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Augustine's Presbytery: n.d. : 1932. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Mary's Collegiate Church, Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial Chantry: 1926. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Mary's Collegiate Church, Rose Wirgman Memorial Gateway: 1926. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Monica's Church, South End: 1935. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Patrick's Church: 1934. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Peter's Greek Orthodox Church: 1958. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Swallow and Sutcliffe Building - Lowcliffe House: 1938. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Technical College: 1925. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
United Tobacco Co factory: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Victoria Hotel: 1931. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Victoria Memorial Home: 1902. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
War Memorial: 1924. Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Warehouse for Hirsch, Loubser & Co: 1905. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Warehouse for Lieberman, Bellstadt & Co: c1904. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Warehouse, shops for McKechnie Bros: 1928. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect

Books citing JONES and McWILLIAMS

Cumming-George, L. 1933. Architecture in South Africa - Volume One. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 138, 140

Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 88

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

Herbert, Gilbert. 1975. Martienssen & the international style: The modern movement in South African architecture. Cape Town - Rotterdam: AA Balkema. pp 226

Herholdt, AD. 1994. Eight beautiful Gothic revival churches of Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth: Ad Hoc Publishers. pp 71

McLachlan, Gavin. 1993. The Dream Houses of Mill Park. Port Elizabeth: Department of Architecture, University of Port Elizabeth. pp 24, 32, 34, 38, 40, 44, 82, 100, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 124

Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pp 135

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pp 193, 194, 195

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 105, 107