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This is the final post on Jeppe and Belgravia before moving a few blocks north up to Fairview (or Fawcus Township as it was originally known) and really a chance to post some mixed and fascinating pictures of various examples of houses, buildings and general views that didn’t fit into the previous Jeppe & Belgravia posts. Some structures are still standing while others are long gone.
First though, I found a book by Carl Jeppe called ‘The Kaleidoscopic Transvaal’ that can be downloaded here in PDF format. It was originally printed and published in 1906 and is now in the public domain. It’s an interesting read, especially on the pre-history of Johannesburg and the people and struggles after the discovery of gold and the events leading up to the Anglo-Boer War. Carl Jeppe (1858-1933) appears to be the older brother of Sir. Julius Jeppe. They originally settled in Pretoria before getting involved in early Johannesburg. Later, Carl had a Herbert Baker designed house in Wynberg called Trovato at 44 Coach Road built in 1899-1902. He presumably used it when he was appointed Consul-General for the Transvaal in Cape Town.
The house is now a national monument.