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House Dr AJ Orenstein: Villa d'Este
Johannesburg, Gauteng

George Esselmont Gordon LEITH: Architect

Date:1922
Type:Homestead
Status:Extant
Street:82 Jan Smuts Avenue

 


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Coordinates:
26°09'35.52" S 28°02'08.72" E Alt: 1655m

(Building Jun 1922:44; UWA:O1)

Originally a spanish style house, it was purchased in 1985 by architect David MORRISON who then spent many years adapting it to resemble a Florentine villa – modelling it on the Villa D'Este in the Tivoli Gardens in Rome.

2013 - Now used as business premises for a Health Spa.

An inaugural lecture, held in 1962 at the inception of the Adler Museum of Medicine, was delivered by Major General Orenstein under the auspices of the Adler Museum and the Medical Graduates Association. Since that date, 38 lectures have been held. More >>>

(William MARTINSON, September 2011)

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.