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House WE Park - The Pines
Johannesburg, Gauteng

JC WATSON: Architect
Date:1904
Type:Homestead
Style:Arts and Crafts
Status:Extant
Street:9 Gordon Hill Rd

 


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Coordinates:
26°10'22.96" S 28°02'31.21" E Alt: 1714m

(Van der Waal 1975:12a, b)

The dwelling was designed by JC Watson and completed in 1906 for the firm of Fraser & Chalmers as the home for its General Manager, WE Park. The Building is a good example of a Johannesburg Edwardian structure designed with uninhibited confidence and displaying many bold architectural elements. In its time it made an important contribution to the unique Architectural character of the suburb. It was declared a National Monument under old NMC [National Monuments Council] legislation on 4 December 1982.

(South African History Online, accessed 2021 04 30. Submitted by William Martinson)

Now a Provincial Heritage Site.

These notes were last edited on 2021 04 30

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.