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Denstone Court
Johannesburg, Gauteng

HANSON, TOMKIN and FINKELSTEIN: Architect

Date:1937
Client:Brookstone
Type:Flats
Style:Modern Movement
Status:Demolished
Street:Fox/Von Wielligh Sts

(Cont Archts 1980:340)

Denstone Court was a Modern Movement block of bed-sitters dating from 1937; its fate nearly 30 years later sealed by the coming demolitions. In its unpainted, dilapidated, run-down condition, its powerful geometry nevertheless provided for the Wits students of the 60s a sense of what it was like to be in the 30s. (Chipkin 2008:253-254)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Chipkin, Clive M. 2008. Johannesburg Transition - Architecture & Society 1950 - 2000. Johannesburg: STE Publishers. pg 153-154
Herbert, Gilbert. 1975. Martienssen & the international style: The modern movement in South African architecture. Cape Town - Rotterdam: AA Balkema. pg 139-140
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 209