Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arthur Henry Reid
Designation: Architect
Born: July 1856
Died: October 1922
Bio Notes: Arthur Henry Reid was born in Plymouth in July 1856, the son of William Henry Reid. He was articled to his father from 1873 to 1876 and subsequently worked as confidential assistant to S L R Templer of Teignmouth until September 1877. The following year he emigrated to South Africa, where he became assistant to the City Engineer of Cape Town. He commenced independent practice in 1879 as City Engineer in Grahamstown, and practised in Port Elizabeth from 1882, and in Johannesburg from 1888, entering into partnership with Robert Lockhart McCowat in the latter year. He was admitted ARIBA in 1881 and FRIBA in 1889. McCowat had withdrawn from the partnership by 1897, when Reid was joined by Walter Reid (born 1866), who may have been his brother. The practice was joined by Hubert Springford East in 1902.

Arthur Henry Reid died in October 1922.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Grahamstown, South AfricaBusiness1879  
Item 2 of 4Port Elizabeth, South AfricaBusiness18821888 
Item 3 of 4Johannesburg, South AfricaBusiness1888Before 1907 
Item 4 of 4Cape Town, South AfricaBusinessBefore 1907After 1910 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Reid & McCowat1888Before 1897Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Parker3 February 1902for Fellowship


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