Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin and Cape Town, South Africa. Frederick Cherry may be the person of the same name who was born in Dublin on 12 March 1867 to Frederick Allen Cherry and his wife Emma née Stokes.(1) He served a four-year pupillage with WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL  WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL and remained with him as an assistant for a further seven months before emigrating to Cape Town in 1890. After a brief spell in the Public Works Department , he set up his own practice, designing a number of buildings in the Cape Town area. He died on 27 February 1932.

RIAI: elected member 5 April 1897, having been proposed by WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL , seconded by WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY , on 1 February 1897;(2) no longer on list of members after 1907.

Addresses: 5 DR Chambers, Cape Town, South Africa, 1898-1907;(3) 6 Harfield Villas, Sea Point, Cape Town, 1928.


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from www.sahra.org.za, the website of the South African Heritage Resource Agency, which see for list of Cherry's works in South Africa.

(1) www.familysearch.org; www.sahra.org.za gives his date of birth as circa 1875, which seems improbable in view of the fact that he was in practice in Cape Town in 1890.
(2) RIAI council meeting minutes, 1 Feb 1897, 340; RIAI general meeting minutes, 5 Apr 1897, 344.
(3) RIAI membership lists.