The Kensington Heritage Walk
This event is FREE. Everyone’s welcome. Bring a friend. R30 for a Kensington Heritage Map (recommended) – proceeds to the Kensington Heritage Association.
Rich in reminders of past architectural and cultural achievements. Take a stimulating walk amongst past grandeur in this leafy suburb and immerse yourself in a 100 year old historical, cosmopolitan community.
We meet at 8.30 in the car-park at the Kensington Bowling Club. Our walk includes the following heritage sites:
The Kensington Bowling Club – the old bowling club in Johannesburg, established in 1914
Langerman Kop & Gunnion Pass – Architect Langerman had a major influence in the design of early Johannesburg.
Tibetan Buddhist Centre – Dix House. Built in 1904 – 1906 by C.W. Dix. FREE entry!
Lion House – Built in 1907-1909 by George Wollacott, a master decorator of stucco work. FREE entry!
World War I Memorial – Gen Jan Smuts unveiled the Monument at Jeppe High School
Jeppe High School for Boys – Designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The school was built in 1909 and named after Sir Julius Jeppe. FREE entry!
Scottish Horse Memorial – erected in memory of the officers and men who died during the South African Anglo Boer War in 1901-1902.
Return to the Kensinton Blowling Club. Join us for a couple of drinks and social in the bar and join us for a game of Bowls.
We would like to thank the following Organizations for contributing to the Success of these Walks: Heritage Portal, ILKA, (I Love Kensington Association), Kensington Bowling Club, Kensington Heritage (Isabella Pingle and Elaine Rose Thorne), Liquid Bullet, No Crime (email@example.com) and to WordPress Training Johannesburg.