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Transcription of blue plaque:
JOHANNESBURG CITY HERITAGE
The house dating from 1861 is one of the oldest in
Johannesburg. For over 130 years, the farm was owned
by the family of Cornelis Johannes Smit (born 1829).
Each generation added to the character of the house. It
began as a three-roomed structure with walls of mud
brick, a yellowwood ceiling and thatch roof. A tornado
destroyed the thatched roof in 1879, to be replaced
with the present corrugated iron roof. By the late
1930s Cape Dutch gables were added. In 2007
the farmhouse was incorporated in the
Gables Office Estate.
These notes were last edited on 2021 10 19