Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Arthur James Stewart |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1877 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||Arthur James Stewart was born in 1877 and articled to Boston, Menzies & Morton of Greenock in 1893. At the end of his articles in 1898 he moved to Glasgow as an assistant to Frank Burnet & Boston, enabling him to study at Glasgow School of Art under Professor William James Anderson. At some point during these early years he spent a short period studying in Paris. |
In 1904 he emigrated to Johannesburg to join Robert Howden in partnership as Howden & Stewart. Howden was eight years older and had emigrated much earlier in 1892 and already had a record of successes in local competitions, but his previous connection with Stewart is unclear. The partnership had an early major success, winning the 1906 competition for the giant Transvaal University College which was assessed by Thomas Edward Collcutt.
Stewart spent some time studying in New York in 1906 but appears to have returned to the partnership thereafter. He was elected LRIBA on 20 March 1911, at which date his office was 41-45 Mutual Buildings, Johannesburg and his home address Kloof Keep, Morgan Road, Berea.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|41-45, Mutual buildings, Johannesburg, South Africa||Business||1910 *|| || |
|Kloof Keep, Morgan Road, Berea, Johannesburg, South Africa||Private||1910 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Chipkin, Clive M|| ||Johnannesberg Style|| || || |
|Seymour, D Picton|| ||Victorian buildings in South Africa|| || ||For information on Howden|