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ASKHAM, Ira Kingston

Born: 1893 12 03
Died: 1976 11 13


Reg No: 467
Year registered: 1928

Was born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England. Nothing has yet been established about his training, but he was resident and practising in Pietermaritzburg when he registered with the Institute of South African Architects in 1928. From 1926 until 1935 he worked in partnership with LANGTON & BARBOURE of Durban (cf LANGTON, BARBOURE & ASKHAM), in charge of the Pietermaritzburg office, and was responsible for the design of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Pietermaritzburg. Askham's style was eclectic but in the modern idiom. After 1935 he practised on his own account in Pietermaritzburg. When he died he was living in Kloof near Durban.

MSA; MISE. (DE 5722/76 Deeds Office, Pmb; ISAA mem list)

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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Catholic Cathedral: 1927. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Design Architect
Children's Home for the Child Welfare Society: 1936. Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
City Sporting Club, grand stand/members pavilion, alt/add: 1939. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Cosy Inn, Church St: 1937. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Hilton Rd Hotel: 1939. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Hooper's Motors, add: 1939. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Natal Tanning Extract Co (NTE) Offices: 1936. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Victoria Club: 1879 : 1895 : c1923 : 1936. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect 1936
Windsor Hotel: 1938. uMnambithi (Ladysmith), KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
YWCA Hall, Chapel St: 1935. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing ASKHAM

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1986. Art and architecture in Natal, 1910-1940. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 87, 219