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SMITH, William MacKenzie

Born: 1880 02 12
Died: ?

Architect


LRIBA Jhb 1911

Worked in Pietermaritzburg from March 1903 and later in Johannesburg, William Smith was born in Ayr in Scotland and was educated a McClaren High School in Calendar and at Glasgow Technical College. He arrived in Natal Colony in March 1903 and settled in Pietermaritzburg where he practised as an architect and quantity surveyor in the Colonial Engineer's Office. By 1911 he was working in Johannesburg where he applied for Licentiate membership of the RIBA; at the time he did so he was working as an architectural draughtsman with the SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS, in the Engineer-in-Chief's office.

(LRIBA nom papers (1911) 1593, no detail; NWW 1906)

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.

Books citing SMITH

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 Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand.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