House L Phillips - Hohenheim
Frank EMLEY: Architect
This was the first of the mansions built in the new suburb of Parktown by a Randlord, Lionel Phillips. It was taken over by Percy FitzPatrick, author of the book Jock of the Bushveld. In 1916 the house was presented to the Johannesburg Academic Hospital as the Otto Beit Convalescent Home. It was one of the last mansions to be demolished in 1972 to make way for the new 2000 bed hospital with its attendant medical school and nurses' homes.
Frank EMLEY claims the design of the house in his FRIBA nom papers in 1904. Chipkin (1993:34) and van der Waal (1987:92) credit William LECK with the design.
(FRIBA nom papers 1904; S v d Stel Bul Jun 1975)
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.
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