Currently (2012) an hotel
Wording on the National Monuments Council Plaque
BUILT BY EARLY JOHANNESBURG MINING ENGINEER
HENNEN JENNINGS (1854 – 1905)
WHO LIVED HERE 1895 – 1898
RESIDENCE OF LORD MILNER: 1901 – 1905
ON OCCASION ALSO THE RESIDENCE OF
LORD SELBORNE, DUKE AND DUCHESS OF
CONNAUGHT AND VISCOUNT GLADSTONE
ARCHITECT FRANK EMLEY F.R.I.B.A.
GEBOU VIR DIE VROEË JOHANNESBURGSE
MYNINGENIEUR HENNEN JENNINGS (1854 – 1905)
WAT VAN 1895 TOT 1898 HIER GEWOON HET
LATER BEWOON DEUR LORD MILNER: 1901 – 1905
EN BY GELEENTHEID OOK DEUR LORD SELBORNE,
DIE HERTOG EN HERTOGIN VAN CONNAUGHT
EN BURGGRAAF GLADSTONE
ARGITEK FRANK EMLEY F.R.I.B.A.
Wording on the Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust plaque
The house was built in 1895 for Hennen Jennings, a mining
engineer. In March 1901 it became the official residence of
Sir Alfred (later Lord) Milner, British High Commissioner,
and the man generally blamed for the outbreak of war.
As governor of the Transvaal and Orange River Colonies,
Milner introduced civil administration more than a
year before the war ended and was responsible
for the post war construction.
He left South Africa in 1905.
These notes were last edited on 2020 03 06
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.