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CARTER, Arthur

Born: fl. 1893
Died: 1900 11 14

Architect


Born in Reading in England. The date of his arrival in South Africa is currently unknown but he presumably settled in King William's Town where he met and married Martha Amelia Thompson on 14 November 1882. He entered his occupation on the marriage certificate as "Builder".

Worked in Johannesburg from about 1893 when he was first listed there. He formed a partnership with FG McINTOSH (cf. CARTER & McINTOSH) about 1894, the date of the first building by the partners so far discovered. Minimal details are known of Carter's career prior to 1893. He was listed in Johannesburg in partnership with McIntosh until 1899. There were no directories for Johannesburg from 1900-1902 owing to the Anglo-Boer War and Carter was not listed in the 1903 directory. According to details in the RIBA biographical files on JA MOFFAT, Carter died in 1902 but 'Men of the Times' (Transvaal 1905: 245) states (note on JA Moffat) that Carter died in 1900.

When war was declared in October 1899, the Carters moved to East London where Arthur died on 14th November 1900. According to his death certificate, no children survived him.

(Longland's dir 1893; Longland's Jhb & SAR dir 1897, listed both under 'architects' and 'residents'; Longland's Jhb & dis dir 1899; RIBA biog file see JA Moffat; Johannesburg Heritage Foundation: F Bird and S Welham: 2021)

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 CARTER

Walker, Michael. 2013. The pioneer architects of Johannesburg and their buildings (1886 - 1899) with postcard illustrations. St James: The Kalk Bay Historical Assosiation. pp 54