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HESSE and HESSE (FW and F)

Established: 1909


A father-and-son partnership between FW HESSE and F HESSE in Cape Town from 1909. In 1913 they won the competition for the Anatomical and Physiological Laboratories for the South African College, Cape Town, which they then executed in a classical style recalling that of the Dutch seventeenth century. Kesting states they worked from 1904 until 1924 in the Cape Province. They were responsible for Graaff-Reinet town hall, the plans of which were apparently made in 1902 although building commenced only in 1910.

Kesting gives G HESSE as co-architect with FW HESSE on several buildings but nothing else is known of him. G Hesse might be a misprint for F Hesse.

(Afr Archt Jul 1913: v ill; Afr Archt Nov 1913: v ill)

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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Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1916. Merweville, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1915. Riebeek-Kasteel, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1911. Swellendam, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1912. Upington, Northern Cape - Architect
South African College, Anatomical and Physiological Laboratories: 1913. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Town Hall: 1910-1911. Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape - Architect

Books citing HESSE and HESSE (FW and F)

Henning, CG. 1975. Graaff Reinet : a cultural history 1786 1886. Cape Town: Bulpin. pp

Kesting, DP. 1978. Afrikaans Protestantse kerkbou : erfenis en uitdaging. Port Elizabeth: Unpublished PhD. pp 228