Basic Biographical Details

Name: Marshall & Solomon
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1917
Ended: 1921
Bio Notes: Arthur James Marshall was born on 11 March 1879 and articled to T Hyslop Ure of Dunfermline in 1894. In 1899, having completed his apprenticeship, he moved to Alloa to join Thomas Frame & Son as an improver, gaining experience in steel construction. He moved again the following year, becoming assistant to Peddie & Washington Browne in Edinburgh, and on the strength of his experience there and at the Edinburgh College of Art, he obtained a post as chief assistant to Herbert Baker in 1904 and was sent out to Johannesburg to help supervise the work of the partnership of Baker & Masey. He was admitted LRIBA on 27 February 1911, his proposers being Baker, Walter Reid of Johannesburg, and Franklin Kaye Kendall, another partner in the Baker & Masey firm where Marshall was still chief assistant.

Marshall left the practice in 1914 and undertook a six-month tour of Egypt and Scandinavia before commencing practice on his own account in Johannesburg the following year. In 1917 he entered into a partnership with Joseph Michael Solomon, who had been born in Paarl, South Africa in 1888 and had served his apprenticeship with Baker & Masey. It appears that Solomon had charge of the partnership's Cape Town office, and Marshall of that in Johannesburg, and they designed and executed the YWCA Building in Johannesburg as well as producing unexecuted designs for the Cape Town University buildings at Groote Schuur.

Solomon committed suicide in August 1920, and Marshall continued to practise thereafter, seemingly retaining the partnership name for some months after Solomon's death. He worked both alone and in collaboration with other architects including John Perry and Robert Howden. He was admitted FRIBA by the RIBA Council in late 1938. At that time his office was at Magor House, 74 Fox Street, Johannesburg.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Cape Town, South AfricaBusiness19171920 
Item 2 of 2Johannesburg, South AfricaBusiness19171920 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Arthur James Marshall19171921AssistantEdinburgh Office


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