SLOAN, William JamesBorn: 1875
Worked in Johannesburg from 1902 and in Nigel from 1934. He was born in Catrine, Ayrshire and educated at the Aryshire Academy, going on to study at Glasgow University before he came to South Africa in December 1902. After eighteen months in Durban he moved to Johannesburg, employed as a draughtsman with the municipality in about 1904. Around 1906 he joined the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT where he spent four years before joining JC COOK in partnership (c1910?) (cf. COOK & SLOAN) in Boksburg, Benoni and Johannesburg. By 1915 Sloan was listed c/o A Sloan, Norwood, Johannesburg and in 1917 he was listed at the PWD, Johannesburg. In March 1924 Sloan, 'late of Benoni', joined MJ HARRIS (cf. HARRIS & SLOAN) in partnership in Johannesburg until, six months later, the partnership was dissolved by mutual consent; Harris was mayor of Johannesburg at the time. Sloan appears to have continued in practice in Johannesburg until 1934 when he moved to Nigel.
ISAA 1927. (ISAA mem list; SAAR Jul 1934:193; SAB Apr 1924:25; SAWW 1919-20; UTD 1915)
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
|MOTH Benoni War Memorial Cottages: 1920. Northmead, Benoni, Gauteng - Architect |
|Nurses' quarters: 1932. Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
Books citing SLOAN
|ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp S12|
|SAWW & Donaldson, K (Ed.). 1920. South African Who's Who (Social, Business & Farming) 1919-1920 . Cape Town: Ken Donaldson. pp 186|