OUR VISION

Our City's built heritage resources are precious, non-renewable, finite and irreplaceable. Through its core activities of Tours, Research, Education, Conservation and Activism, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation aims to protect our rich and varied heritage of Johannesburg and its associated social history, for the use and enjoyment of both current and future generations.

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CURRENT ISSUES

COVID 19 WON’T SILENCE US: Stories/ articles to replace Tours

The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation has sadly had to postpone tours planned in March and April as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. But, the JHF has decided that its loyal members should not be deprived of exploring their city’s fascinating history while at home, and so will be publishing a series of articles on our website.

This first article is an extract from a heritage study on the Orange Grove Waterfall and surrounds, recently completed by Brett McDougall.

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“In line with the Government’s action to limit exposure to the Corona Virus we have agreed to postpone all functions and events planned for March and April.

We will try to bring our members some lively information on heritage conservation and our work will continue , but without allowing visitors to Northwards or to the Research Centre. Please contact Eira by telephone or e-mail  mail@joburgheritage.co.za and if you are getting frustrated because there are times when the line isn’t working and messages don’t go through you can use diana@joburgheritage.co.za and she will direct your message to the right person.

Payments for tours will be refunded in full by Computicket if you booked through that agency; and by the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation if you booked through Eira. She will need your banking details in order to make those payments, so please e-mail her your claims together with the banking details.  

 

Click here to read about - The legacy of architect Robin Fee see attached

That lovely home designed by Baker and Fleming in 1911 burned down in the early hours of this morning. The owners managed to escape the inferno, but the loss will affect them deeply. They had lived there for more than 40 years.

We unveiled a blue plaque on our Westcliff tour last year and the two  groups were privileged to have an inside tour as well  meeting Dr Syd Biddulph and his wife as they were welcomed inside.

DUNTREATH
In 1911 Thomas Farquhar, a successful stockbroker originally from Scotland, commissioned the famous Arts and Crafts architects Herbert Baker and FLH Fleming to design his home. The house is sited majestically on the Westcliff ridge, originally on five acres of land extending from Pallinghurst Road to the Old Government Road (Jan Smuts Avenue). Built of locally quarried stone with the first floor clad in ship-lapped timber with a shingled roof, the house was extended in 1927 by Fleming to almost double its original size for J Neilson, another wealthy stockbroker.

What a sad loss to our Heritage.

JOHANNESBURG’s 133 BIRTHDAY

Blue plaques unveiled on Johannesburg’s 133 birthday for two threatened buildings in Braamfontein.  The City Engineer’s Workshop which now house the Johannesburg Public Library Head office and distribution centre as well as the old Smit Street Compound which now houses no less than 4 disability organisations training people for employment  or to open their own businesses.

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Saturday 2 May

MEMBERS ONLY TOUR - EDOARDO VILLA HOUSE - Architectural Gem

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