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DEWAR, William

Born: 1860
Died: 1933 02 25


William Dewar, born 1860 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland, died in Port Elizabeth on 25 February 1933 aged 72. He was married to Florence Lydia (born Berry). He is in the 1884 directory as a draughtsman, but not there in 1883, which gives a rough idea of when he arrived here. On 1 January 1904 he joined G SMITH in Port Elizabeth forming (cf SMITH & DEWAR) and remained in Port Elizabeth for the rest of his career. The firm was joined by Smith's sons (cf SMITH, SONS & DEWAR). According to the South African Architectural Record (Aug 1953:42-3) he was elected the first President of the local Institute of Architects (date?). He resigned from the ISAA in December 1932.

[Additional information and clarification for entry provided by Margaret Harradine (Retired Librarian, Port Elizabeth Library)]

See entry in Dictionary of Scottish Architects

(SAAR Aug 1953:42-3)

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.