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COWIN and ELLIS

Established: 1936

Architect


The name of the firm from January 1936, formerly COWIN, POWERS & ELLIS, following the dissolution of that partnership. The new partnership was between NT COWIN, TG ELLIS, JN COWIN and DM COWIN with offices in in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The firm was responsible for a large number of commercial buildings in the Transvaal and developed a fashionable practice in house design. In 1939 F WILLIAMSON and NT COWIN were associates on the Wolf Hillman Building for the University of the Witwatersrand.

(SAAR Jan 1936:30)

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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20th Century Cinema: 1939-1940. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
20th Century Cinema: 1939. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Barclays Bank: 1938. Fordsburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Barclays Bank, alt: 1937. Germiston, Gauteng - Architect
Barclays Bank, alt, add: 1936. Central, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Casa Bedo: 1936. Waverley, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Casa Neathbed: 1937. Observatory Ext, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Christian Brothers Residence: 1937. Boksburg, Gauteng - Architect
Downing House, Johannesburg: n.d.. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Fatti's Bldg, flats, store: 1936. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Garage for Alderson & Flitton: 1938. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Hospital: 1939?. Klerksdorp, North West - Architect
Hotel: 1939. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
House A Brooks: 1937. Parktown North, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Dr L Stag: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Kottler: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Levson: 1936. Westcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House M(urray) Gordon: 1938. Westcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House ME Brown: 1936. Parkwood, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Miljo for J Kalt: 1937. Observatory, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House near Rosebank: n.d.. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House OB Brooks: 1936. Parktown North, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Prof Frankel: 1936. Westcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Stainbank: 1937. Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Ingrams Building: pre 1952. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Lewis Building, add: 1937. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Lucas Service Station: 1936. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Metro Cinema: 1936. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Navy League of SA (Witwatersrand branch) headquarters at Wemmerpan: 1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
NBS Bldg, Market/Rissik Sts, supervising archts: 1937. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
RC Brown premises: 1936. Marshallstown, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Salvation Army Building: n.d.. Springs, Gauteng - Architect
Shops for Mr Bell: 1939. Gezina, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Small House: n.d.. Waverley, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
St Margaret's Home: 1936. Irene, Gauteng - Architect
Standard Bank, alt, add: 1936. Vereeniging, Gauteng - Architect
Stirling Bldgs, alt, add: 1936. Krugersdorp, Gauteng - Architect
Twentieth Century Cinema: 1940. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Van Riebeek Bldg for Professional Investment: 1937. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Warehouse for Polliack & Mackay: 1937. Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Westcliff House: n.d.. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing COWIN and ELLIS

van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pp 187, 193, 194, 211, 214, 237, 241