Johannesburg City Heritage

KLIPTOWN MUSEUM

The People Shall Govern Exhibition housed in an old hardware store owned by the Jada family who donated the timber [?] for the Congress of the People and on 25-26 June 1955 many people sat on the roof of this building to watch delegates adopt the Freedom Charter. The Exhibition was opened by the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg Clr Amos Masonda on 26 June 2006.
Blue Plaque Address: 
Union Avenue Kliptown
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BEREA FIRE STATION

Opened in 1911, the branch station served northern Johannesburg, with the elevated site giving a clear view of the surrounding suburbs. To fit with the quality and character of the neighbouring houses, it was designed in a decorative style, and became known as the Doll's House. The building was restored in 2006, and the engine bay enlarged to accommodate modern fire engines.
Blue Plaque Address: 
Mitchell St Berea

NORSCOT MANOR

Built on a grand scale for Ernst Eriksen and his wife Ethel, Norscot Manor began in 1936 as a cottage on a quiet farm. Thanks to his successful Ford motorcar dealership, Eriksen could afford a fine home produced by master-craftsmen, and suitable for lavish entertaining. Since 1982, Norscot has served as a lively and much-loved community centre.

Blue Plaque Address: 
Penguin Drive, Norscot
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