Classic Parktown - The Pines and its Neighbours
Sat Nov 19, 14:00 - Sat Nov 19, 16:30
The Pines, Parktown
This is a chance to visit 3 of the finest Parktown mansions in a single tour.
We start at The Pines with its galleried hall and the finest bathroom in the city! Hollard Insurance has recently restored this wonderful ‘bachelor pad’ built in 1906 and enlarged for PM Anderson by Gordon Leith. This is a phenomenal example of a Johannesburg Edwardian home.
From the Pines we walk to Etunzini, designed in 1928 also by Gordon Leith. It is the epitome of the Arts and Crafts style in the city with a fine garden, commissioned from neighbour Joane Pim - South Africa's first landscape architect.
We conclude our tour at The Palms, designed by Robert Howden and first occupied by Lance Dale Lace (son of Josie and John Dale Lace). The current owners (the Mangi family, who moved in 70 years ago) will be on hand to share their history and walk us through their home.
The walk is approximately 1 km. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and bring water.
Your guides will be Nicola Noble & Monique Jefferson Mc Donald.
Park at the Pines, Gordon Hill, Parktown. There will be parking and a security guard.