Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alfred Arthur Richard McKinlay
Designation: Architect
Born: 25 November 1894
Died: 25 July 1961
Bio Notes: Alfred Arthur Richard McKinlay was born on 25 November 1894, the son of J Ritchie McKinlay, a Glasgow born builder and contractor who emigrated to South Africa as a young man, establishing himself in business in Natal in 1888. He married in Pietermaritzburg in 1893 and died there in 1911 aged 42. The younger McKinlay may have served his articles with Ing & Anderson which was his father's wish but according to some sources he was articled to Sir Mervyn MacCartney, Surveyor to the Fabric of St Paul's, London, and studied in Rome, Athens and Constantinople, returning to South Africa to practice there from 1918.

McKinlay practised in Durban and Pietersmaritzburg and later back to Durban and formed various partnerships during his career. Probably about 1940 he moved to Cape Town.

McKinlay died on 25 July 1961 survived by his wife, May Connie Shields.

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Employment and Training

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Item 1 of 1Arne Gunnar Frolich19291930Draughtsman 


Bibliographic References

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