Jones and McWilliams

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The partnership between VT JONES and WJ McWILLIAMS in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth which lasted half a century, from 1901 to 1946. It was among the best known practices in South Africa and executed a large number of major buildings in Port Elizabeth. In 1907 the firm was also briefly listed in Johannesburg, perhaps having opened a branch office away from Port Elizabeth owing perhaps to the depression. Several of their designs were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, and House Freilinghaus: Matoppos, was chosen as one of the examples of South African architecture for exhibition at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924. From 1931 HJ McWILLIAMS joined the office, first as an assistant. His arrival had a significant effect on the design approach of the firm (see St Patrick's Catholic Church) becoming enriched by McWILLIAMS's inventive and youthful ideas which were bold and idiosyncratic.

Building Date Town Province Aegis Assurance & Trust Co bldg __________________ 1923 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Afrikaans medium School __________________ 1934 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Astra Theatre __________________ c1937 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Bagshaw, Gibaud & Co Shoe Store, add __________________ 1927 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Bldg for Sir Lewis Richardson __________________ 1930? Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Brittania Hotel, alt __________________ 1934 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Campanile __________________ 1922 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Castle Breweries, ext __________________ 1934 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Castle Wine & Brandy Co bldg __________________ 1937? Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Christian Science Church __________________ 1939 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Cinema for Afr Theatres (Astra?) __________________ 1936 Uitenhage Eastern Cape Convent & School __________________ 1934? Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Creche, Child Welfare Soc __________________ 1931 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Flats __________________ 1927 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Four maisonettes for R Downes __________________ 1926 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Golf Club House __________________ 1930 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Grand Hotel, alt __________________ 1933 Humansdorp Eastern Cape Grand Theatre __________________ 1934 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Grey High School __________________ 1913 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Hall, Eastern Province Arts & Crafts Society __________________ 1927 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Harbour Board Offices, won in competition (NM) __________________ 1902 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Harbour Board Wool Stores __________________ c1904 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Hayward, Young & Co bldg __________________ 1938 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Hotel Elizabeth, alt __________________ 1937? Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Hotel, Humewood __________________ 1925 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House AB Thomas __________________ 1926 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House AS Marshall __________________ 1936 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House EC Longworth __________________ 1925 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House H Freilinghaus: Matoppos __________________ 1920 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House J McCoy __________________ 1927 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House JS Neave __________________ 1924 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House N Abrahams __________________ 1936 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House OL Oosthuizen __________________ 1939 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House P Christian __________________ 1931-32 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House Stanley Marks __________________ 1924 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House Starmer __________________ 1928 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape House TW Bell __________________ 1928 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Houses of various styles and designs for F Oldfield at Mill Park __________________ 1923 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Humewood Mansions, add __________________ 1923 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape King Edward's Mansions, now King Edward Hotel, Donkin Reserve __________________ c1904 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Lawson Brown High School __________________ 1938 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Lennon's factory __________________ 1939 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Lennon's Laboratory __________________ 1939 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Lennon's, alt __________________ 1939 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Marshall & Co bldg, add __________________ 1928 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Memorial Hall, St John the Baptist Church __________________ 1927 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Metro Theatre Cafe __________________ c1937 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Mosenthal's Bldg converted into Clothing factory __________________ 1926 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Mosenthal's Warehouse __________________ c1915 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape OK Bazaars __________________ 1937 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Pavilion & Tidal Bath __________________ 1936? Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth Club __________________ c1905 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Railway Hotel, rebuilt __________________ 1928 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Residential Hotel for Mrs Nosworthy __________________ 1939 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Richardson Bldg __________________ 1923 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Savage & Son, skin store __________________ 1928 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Shops/flats __________________ 1926 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape St Augustine's Church Hall, rebuilt __________________ 1936 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape St Augustine's Presbytery, alt __________________ 1932 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape St Mary's Church, ext __________________ 1932 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape St Mary's Collegiate Church, Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial Chantry __________________ 1926 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape St Mary's Collegiate Church, Rose Wirgman Memorial Gateway __________________ 1926 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape St Monica's Church, South End __________________ 1935 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape St Patrick's RC Church __________________ 1934 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Swallow & Sutcliffe bldg (Lowcliffe House) __________________ 1938 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Technical College __________________ 1925 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape United Tobacco Co factory __________________ 1905 Cape Town Western Cape Victoria Memorial Home __________________ c1903 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape War Memorial, Walmer __________________ 1924 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Warehouse for Hirsch, Loubser & Co __________________ 1905 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Warehouse for Lieberman, Bellstadt & Co __________________ c1904 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape Warehouse, shops for McKechnie Bros __________________ 1928 Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape


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