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University of the Witwatersrand, Central Block - Robert Sobukwe Block
Johannesburg, Gauteng

COWIN, POWERS and ELLIS: Architect
Frank EMLEY: Architect



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26°11'31.23" S 28°01'49.36" E Alt: 1773m

Won comp, EMLEY of EMLEY and WILLIAMSON appointed co-architects with COWIN & POWERS, later COWIN, POWERS & ELLIS

(Building Jun 1922:52; Building Dec 1922:108; SAB Jan 1923:14; SAB Jul 1928 suppl ill; Greig 1971:143; Murray 1982:105)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 78,79,189,271
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 143
Murray, Bruce K. 1982. Wits, the early years : a history of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and its precursors, 1896-1939. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press. pg 105
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 185,186