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Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng

BAKER, MASEY and SLOPER: Architect
James THOMPSON: Contractor
Theophile SCHAERER: Architect

Date:1904 : 1912
Client:John Dale Lace
Street:21 Rock Ridge Road


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26°10'37.78" S 28°02'11.54" E Alt: 1743m

The original house was remodeled by T SCHAERER after being greatly damaged by fire in 1912.


Wording on the Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust Plaque

The house was designed by Baker, Masey and Sloper
in 1904 for John Dale Lace, owner of the Lace
Diamond Mine, and his glamorous wife, José. In
January 1901 Dale Lace raised, and after the war
commanded, the Johannesburg Mounted Rifles.
José organised fundraising events and
celebrated Peace on 31 May 1902 with a
picnic for children of
Nazareth House.


Writings about this entry

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pg 31 ill, 54
Greig, Doreen. 1970. Herbert Baker in South Africa. Cape Town: PURNELL. pg 242
MacMillan, Allister & Rosenthal, Eric. 1948. Homes of the Golden City. Cape Town: Hortors. pg 136
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 330 ill
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 160 ill, 172, 173 ill
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1987. From Mining Camp to Metropolis - The buildings of Johannesburg 1886-1940. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. pg 153, 155, 158 ill, 161
van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark. 1975. Projek opname historiese gebou in Johannesburg. Eerste verslag. Parktown: Dept Kunsgeskiedenis. RAU. pg 40a, b, c, d