1906 to 1913 (with 8 months back in Germany in 1907/08 • Occupation: Architect/Baumeister • Building Technician for Gov. June 6 1906- Nov 22, 1907 • Forman/Werkmeister for Ring & Starke June 14 1908- May 13, 1913
Government Technician Walter Ring left the service of the Government to open his own construction business with his partner Starke in Lome (Globus 1908 Vol 94 pg39) • On Aug 23, 1906 Ring leased the Vanlare property between DTG and Woermann Shipping Lines on the south side of Hamburger Str.(Azamede, 2018).
fabrication of cement stair steps; as well as commission of painting work at the cheapest prices • W. Ring. Architect, Bureau for the preparation of plans, cost estimates and statistical calculations. Execution of painting and carpentry works, taking over of buildings/construction • Railway Construction: built railway bridges – e.g. involved in the construction and soil analysis of the bridge crossing the Shio River on the Lome-Atatpame line. Also excavation pits, building bridge abutments, and the extraction of stone ballast in bridge construction (Deutiches Kolonialblatt Vol 20 1909, pgs 122, 168, 1001).
& courtyard; 2200 m3 • Started under Gov. August Kohler (Eng.Furtkamp) Governors • Waldemar Horn (1902-05) • Johann Nepomuk Graf von Zech auf Neuhofen (1905-10) • Edmund Brükner (1911-12) • Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1912-14)
German colonial period created 327 km of rail network • Rail vehicle fleet consisted of 18 tank locomotives, 20 passenger coaches and 202 goods wagons • 3 Lines – 1) Kpalimé (NW), 2) Atakpamé (N), & 3) Aného (E) 600 mm gauge tank locomotive Henschel used in Togo, 1904
August 1914 with destruction of Radio Transmitter at Kamina to French and British troops • By 1913 the native population of Lomé had swelled to 7,042 persons and 194 Germans, including 33 women, while the entire colony had a German population of 316, including 61 women and 14 children