The house was designed by Baker, Masey and Sloper in 1904 for John Dale Lace, owner of the Lace Diamond Mine, and his glamorous wife, Jose. In January 1901 Dale Lace raised, and after the war commanded, the Johannesburg Mounted Rifles. Jose organised fundraising events and celebrated Peace on 31 May 1902 with a picnic for the children of Nazareth House.
21 Rockridge Road, Parktown
Photographs of Northwards (The Heritage Portal)
Old photograph of Northwards (source unknown)