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LAW, Walter Scott

Born: 1852
Died: 1928

Architect


Year registered: 1902

English born architect who emigrated to and worked in Melbourne, Australia (see Wikipedia).

Law is found working in Cape Town from about 1895. His body of work comprises mainly commercial and retail premises located in the City Bowl and speculative housing on the Atlantic seaboard, some where he acted as designer and developer [see Pryce-Lewis List]. He was invited to join the South African Society of Architects (SASA) in 1902, thus being a founder member. He presumably became a member of the CPIA when it was founded in 1902 in place of the SASA. He was last listed in Cape Town directories in 1912. His Wikipedia entry suggests he retired back to the United Kingdom, where he died.

The architect GE FITZGERALD was articled to Law from 1898 to 1900 (cf Fitzgerald).

SASA 1902. (Afr Archt Jul 1911:33; Building, Engineering and Mining Journal 6.3.1897:56; Juta's dir CT 1899)

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
* Indicates buildings on the
Pryce-Lewis list

14 Double-Storeyed Dwelling Houses: 1897. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
2 Double-Storey Houses: 1899. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
2 Double-Storey Villas: 1899. Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
2 Houses: 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
2 Houses: 1905. Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
3 Double-Storey Villas: 1902. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
4 Houses: 1912. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
5 Houses: 1901. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
5 Houses: 1902. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
5 Single-Storey Cottages: 1895. Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
6 Houses: 1902. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
6 Houses: 1912. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
7 Single-Storey Cottages with first floor additions: 1901. Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
8 Houses: 1900. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Addition to premises: 1898. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Addition to Premises of Messrs Maxwell Bros: 1899. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Additions to Jagersfontein: 1896. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Additions to Store: 1896. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Bonding Store: 1901. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Coach Factory: 1899. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Coach House and Stables: 1899. Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Convent of Saint Bridget - Lecture Hall: 1897. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Convent of Saint Bridget - School: 1897. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Cottage: 1903. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Double-Storey House for CFF Juritz: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House for E Wilson: 1901. Fresnaye, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House for E Wilson: 1901. Fresnaye, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House for FB Steer: 1899. Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House for FB Steer: 1900. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House Walter Scott Law: 1903. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Messrs JAS Wiley and Co Stores and Offices: 1905. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Messrs Wylie and Co Shop: 1899. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
New Zealand Insurance Company: 1903. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Office Block: 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Residence for D Kerr: 1898. Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Residence, Stables, Coach Houses and associated structures for D Kerr: 1898. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Single-Storey Cottage: 1902. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Single-Storey Villa: 1901. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect *
Stables: 1899. District Six, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Stables, Coach House and Forage Rooms: 1897. District Six, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Store and Workshop for EH Mellish: 1899. De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Store for Messrs B Lawrence and Co: 1899. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Store for Messrs G Maxwell and Co: 1899. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Timber Store: 1901. De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Villa for AJ Parker: 1912. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *

Books citing LAW

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

Johnson, Brian Andrew. 1979. An art historical study of the architecture of the Southern Cape Peninsula, 1880-1913 : houses and small business premises. : Unpublished Thesis UNISA. pp 377