Visit three of Parktown’s most romantic and eclectic mansions which were designed by very different architects whose aspirations matched their client’s dreams – Eikenlaan, Outeniqua and North Lodge. Two were threatened with a demolition by a motorway, and only a petition and public outrage saved them.
North Lodge is often described as Parktown's most romantic mansion, and was modelled on French and Scottish castles. We learn how renovations revealed two small, hidden rooms in the lodge framework, supposedly used for religious purposes, and of the temperature changes and hauntings reported in the house. Heather Dodd will be joining us for this tour too – this is an extra special opportunity to hear an award winning architect talk about her work at North Lodge.
Eikenlaan was designed as the home of James Goch, an eminent Joburg photographer, and Outeniqua for the manager of Ohsson’s Breweries.
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- Guides: Nicola Noble, Prof. Katherine Munro and Sarel de Klerk
- Park: Wits Business School, 2 St David’s Place, Parktown
- Time: 14h00
- Duration: 3 hours
- Cost: R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members