Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||William Fyfe Hendry |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||26 June 1905 |
|Died: ||January 1980 |
|Bio Notes: ||William Fyfe Hendry was born on 26 June 1905 in Arbroath, where he was articled to Hugh Gavin for five years from 11 July 1921, studying at Dundee Technical College. On completion of his apprenticeship he joined Mills & Shepherd of Dundee as assistant, and after a year moved to Leeds as assistant to Harry Wilson, moving again in summer 1929 to work for Bernard George of Kensington, London. Either before or after working for George he spent a year working for Joseph Emberton. |
He emigrated to Rhodesia in 1931 and found a place in the office of Andrew A Hotson of Salisbury, but left in August the following year due to lack of work. Two months later he obtained a position as manager of a branch office in Umtali for William D'Arcy Cathcart, whose main office was in Salisbury. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA on 22 July 1935, his proposers being Cathcart, John Donald Mills and Godfrey Daniel Bower Shepherd, and in the same year he was taken into full partnership by Cathcart. His nomination papers state that he was a member of the Design & Industries Association. He was elected FRIBA in 1951, at which time he was still with Cathcart but had now moved to Salisbury. The practice appears to have consisted mainly of commercial and residential buildings in Umtali, Salisbury and Bulawayo.
Hendry died in Salisbury in January 1980, survived by his wife, Mrs K J Hendry.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Presbyterian Manse, Main Street, Umtali, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia to||Private||1935 *|| || |
|Murray Buildings, Main Street, Umtali, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia to||Business||1935 *|| || |
|22, Enterprise Road, Highlands, Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia to||Private||1951 *|| || |
|Box 138, NE House, 1st Street, Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia to||Business||1951 *|| || |
|Department of Public Works, Architects Department/, Causeway, Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia to||Business||After 1951|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no4482 (combined box 17); F no4609 (combined box 24)|