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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]



Messrs Finch and Lamb, Architects, High Street, Dannevirke. Mr. Sholto Douglas Lamb, junior partner in the firm, was born in Napier on the 5th of September, 1880, and is the youngest son of the late Mr. Robert Lamb, F.R.S.B.A., for many years a well-known architect of Hawke's Bay. He was educated at public and private schools in Napier, and then went into his father's office. Three years later, however, in 1896, his father died, and Mr. Lamb then joined Mr. C. A. Vantier's staff. In 1902 he entered the employment of Mr. W. P. Finch, and eighteen months later joined that gentleman in partnership, in order to establish an office in Dannevirke, under the present style. Mr. W. P. Finch, the senior partner, who conducts a separate practice on his own account in Napier, is fully referred to under the Hawke's Bay Education Board.

Jenssen, Ragnar, Architect, Tamaki Chambers, Ward Street, Danne virke. Mr. Jenssen was born on the 23rd of April, 1869, at Trondhjem, Norway. He was educated at the Cathedral College in his native town, and for some time subsequently attended the Technical College, where he qualified as an architect. In 1886 he came to New Zealand, where his father, who was a civil engineer, had settled. Mr. Jenssen was for a time in the employ of the Government telegraph department, then established himself in business on his own account as a builder in the Manawatu, and obtained a practical insight of building construction and a full knowledge of the use of New Zealand timbers. In 1896 he removed to Dannevirke, where he has since followed his profession as an architect. Among the buildings that he has designed may be mentioned the Dannevirke Hospital, the Abattoir, the Ruahine Club, Edkin's private college, several hotels, and a large number of private residences. Mr. Jenssen also conducts an insurance agency business in conjunction with his profession.

Henderson, photo.Mr. R. Jenssen.

Henderson, photo.
Mr. R. Jenssen.