Kleine Schuur Entrance and Blue Plaque - Mark Straw

Kleine Schuur, "the perfect cottage", set the style for Rhodes Avenue in 1910. It was designed by Baker and Fleming for artist/cartoonist Denis Santry. Santry presumably chose the name mockingly referring to the difference between himself and Cecil John Rhodes for whom Baker had built Groote Schuur. Santry's political satire, much of it focused on World War I, was created in the studio within, the steeply pitched roof. He left in 1918 for Singapore to work as an architect. The next owner was J.A. Ashburnham, Chief Magistrate of Johannesburg. 

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12 Rhodes Avenue, Parktown

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Kleine Schuur (Mark Straw)