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House Grinker - Kangelani
Parkwood, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Leopold GRINKER: Architect

Date:1939
Type:Homestead
Style:Modern Movement
Status:Demolished 2012
Street:13 Avonwold Rd

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Designed in 1939 by architect Leopold GRINKER and built for him as a speculative investment, this house has been a landmark in the bends of Jan Smuts Avenue for many years. A good example of Modern Movement architecture, its ship-like design in a bustling landlocked city like Johannesburg links the dependence of this city to the sea routes to the rest of the world.

[William MARTINSON, June 2010]

Demolished: January 2012


Writings about this entry

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 119 ill
Herbert, Gilbert. 1975. Martienssen & the international style: The modern movement in South African architecture. Cape Town - Rotterdam: AA Balkema. pg 155
MacMillan, Allister & Rosenthal, Eric. 1948. Homes of the Golden City. Cape Town: Hortors. pg 27 ill