The first permanent photograph to have been recorded was taken by the Frenchman Niépce during 1826 (after an eight-hour exposure). A fellow countryman, Daguerre, perfected the capturing of a permanent image by inventing the first practical photographic process during 1839. This photographic end result became known as the Daguerreotype.
The owner plans to do additions and alterations to the property at 522 Spuy Street, Sunnyside, (Portion 1 of Erf 548, Sunnyside). Any interested or affected party who wishes to comment on this, is invited to do so in writing to the Provincial Heritage Resource Authority at Private Bag X33, Johannesburg 2000, Fascimile (011) 355-2609 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation in conjunction with the Urania Village Community recently organized a walking tour of the Johannesburg Observatory and the surrounding streets of old Observatory.