This house was designed in 1902 by architects Leck and Emley for Richard Baumann, an attorney who served on Milner's Permits Committee. This committee controlled the return of so-called Uitlanders - British subjects who had been forced to leave Johannesburg when war between Britain and the ZAR broke out. Ridgeholm marks the first use in Johannesburg of Cape Dutch gables as a clearly South African element. Since 1993, it has been used as a theatrical venue for children.
34 St Andrews Road, Parktown
Replacement plaque for Ridgeholm (The Heritage Portal)
Photographs of Ridgeholm (The Heritage Portal)