Greenways est 1938. Designed by the acclaimed Australian architect Harold Krantz. From the late 1930s until the 1960s, Krantz was synonymous with the design of apartment blocks.
PICTURE – ‘Greenways’ Flats, King William Road, North Adelaide (Turner’s magazine Perth 1939)
Abraham Harold Krantz (1906-1999) was born 15 February 1906 in Adelaide to Russian Jewish parents. After qualifying in architecture at the age of 20, Harold Krantz initially worked in Adelaide for Woods, Bagot, Jory & LaybourneSmith. Employment became limited in SA and in 1927 Krantz accepted an invitation from his uncle, Harold Boas, to travel across to Perth and work at the firm Oldham, Boas & Ednie-Brown.
Although registering as an architect 15 July 1929 (reg. no. 128), Krantz operated a commercial art business from 1929 to 1931. While operating this business Harold honed the principles of economy through mass production. As he stated in a 1981 interview, ‘… I realised that you just had to find ways of getting cost down without spoiling the quality, and that was really how I was able to start in the architectural field.’ Awarded OAM.