Heritage Weekend: Rockridge Road - Baker’s Parktown
Sat Sep 24, 09:00 - Sat Sep 24, 11:00
Holy Family College
As an architect, Sir Herbet Baker certainly stamped his claim on Parktown - and no more so than along Rockridge Road.
Offering large plots with spectacular views, this avenue became the preferred address for the Randlords when they decided to move away from the dusty city centre. And Baker was happy to oblige with a series of classic Joburg mansions.
Our tour begins at the iconic Northwards and then heads down Rockridge Road as we visit Pilrig and St Margret’s before ending our walk at Baker’s personal residence, The Stone House, built in 1902.