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Born: 1895
Died: 1954 11 14


Lonstein studied at the School of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand, winning the student's prize essay award in 1919 with a paper entitled 'Open timber roofs.' On graduation he worked in the office of AJ MARSHALL in Johannesburg for a short time before moving to Port Elizabeth. By 1925 he was probably working in JONES & McWILLIAMS's office, since Lonstein's papers for Licentiate membership of the RIBA were witnessed by VT JONES; Lonstein witnessed WJ McWILLIAM's Fellowship papers for RIBA membership in the same year. In 1928 Lonstein set up on his own account in Cape Town. Among the earliest buildings he designed in Cape Town was the synagogue in Sea Point (1931-c1933). Lonstein was responsible for a number of apartment blocks in Cape Town.

LRIBA 1925; CIA; ISAA 1927. (Building Sep 1919:300-02; LRIBA nom papers (3040) 1925; RIBA biog file) Publ: Town Planning, Building Jun 1919:272-4

Submitted an 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

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ATCO House: 1938. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
B Sloman's bldg, add: 1937. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Balmoral Hotel: 1932 : 1937 : 1939. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect 1932 : 1937
Block of flats for M Pevsner: 1937. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Highlands House - Jewish Home for the Aged: n.d. : 1937. Vredehoek, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1937
Luxury flats, for Messrs Nercom Investment: 1938. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Shops, flats: 1937. Woodstock, Western Cape - Architect
Skyscraper block (9 storeys): 1940. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Strathcona Flats: c1939. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Synagogue: 1934. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing LONSTEIN

Walker, Michael. 2010. A Statement In Stone. Cape Town: Privately published by Michael Walker. pp 97