Johannesburg 1912

View of Johannesburg from Nugget Hill early 1900s

View of Johannesburg from Nugget Hill early 1900s

 

Johannesburg 1912 is the name of my historical blog on Johannesburg.

It started out after seeing the original hand drawn plans from 1912 for our house when building an extra room on in 2010. I had this mad idea that I could find a picture of the house from back then and started buying up 2nd hand books on Johannesburg. This led to the discovery of the rich and amazing history of the town (now city) and a mission to document those buildings and houses still standing (and comparing them to old pictures I found). Much of what has been lost over the years is also documented and compared to today.

All this led to a blog site documenting the history of the town by suburb. While doing this, a story emerged (in the form of a comic script) that I’ve been weaving in and around the history being uncovered. The pictures I’ve taken and found are also reference for whoever will draw the comic one day.

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