In 1904 architects Baker, Masey & Sloper designed this house, tiny chapel and its gardens for Archdeacon Furse. Using the koppie stone quarried on the site, Sloper patiently taught the masons to shape the very hard rock. Elevated to Anglican Bishop in Pretoria (the See included Johannesburg) Furse continued to champion the mineworkers. He changed the Church's system of stipends by putting all Anglican priests on the same graded payroll, operating independently of the the wealth or otherwise of each parish.
18 Gale Road, Parktown