Fonds BC326 - Hawke and McKinlay Collection

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Hawke and McKinlay Collection


  • 1917-1952 (Creation)

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360 items

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The partnership between William HAWKE and Walter Nicol McKINLAY dated from 1905 and their arrival in Cape Town as winners of the competition for the Cape of Good Hope University offices and examination hall in Queen Victoria Street. The partners subsequently won a number of competitions of national importance including the Law Courts in Bloemfontein (1906), now the Supreme Court; the National Museum, Bloemfontein (1907, officially opened in 1915); Pretoria Post Office (1909), Johannesburg city hall (1910) for which they also designed the grand organ and were responsible for later (1937-1940) two-storey addition to the city hall.

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Plans of the buildings on the U.C.T. Groote Schuur campus, and the Ashley Street and Central Girls School, Cape Town. Name of firm changed to incl. CP Walgate and LA Elsworth.


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  • English

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  • English



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