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Denstone CourtHANSON, TOMKIN and FINKELSTEIN: Architect
|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|