Just months after the mining camp at Randjieslaagte was established, Scots entrepreneur HB Marshall saw an opportunity in the booming gold rush settlement and developed a commercial centre - Marshallstown.
Today, Marshalltown spans 64 hectares and encompasses businesses, clubs, skyscrapers, libraries, banks, government buildings and (more recently) residential apartments.
Come meet us in Gandhi Square to learn more about Henry Brown Marshall and the role he played in setting up the Central Business District, which has endured from the 1890s until now.
The walking tour then heads down Main street to the Mining District, McLaren street and of course Marshall street, taking in the different architectural styles and repurposed buildings. Along the way, we’ll hear stories about the entrepreneurial Scotsman and other pioneers of the city that became Joburg.
- Please note: the distance to be covered is 4km. Wear comfortable shoes, a sunhat, wear sunscreen and bring water.
- Your guides will be Cathie van Rooyen and David Gurney.
- Quicket link: https://qkt.io/LmY4rp
- Bookings via JHF offices: firstname.lastname@example.org / 060 813 3239
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