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House Parker - The Firs - Irma Stern Museum
Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape

John PARKER: Architect

Date:n.d. : 1898


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33°57'11.54" S 18°28'10.09" E Alt: 32m

Parker's own house, The Firs, in Rosebank, an old farmhouse considerably altered by him where he lived from 1898 until 1921. It became the home of the artist Irma Stern, and is currently administered by the University of Cape Town as the Irma Stern Museum.

See also the The Irma Stern Trust.

These notes were last edited on 2022 06 06

Writings about this entry

Duncan, Paul & Proust, Alain. 2013. Hidden Cape Town. Cape Town: Random House Struik. pg 232-239
Keen, Adele. 1990. Under Devil's Peak : some old houses and the people who lived in them in Mowbray, Rosebank and Rondebosch (2nd enlarged issue). Cape Town: Private. pg 7-10
Parker, Howard. 2015. John Parker, 1866-1921 : architect and mayor of Cape Town. Wellington, New Zealand: Howard Parker. pg 22, 25
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 123