MASTER MANSIONS, book 8/10, Wake Up, This is Joburg, a ten book series of Johannesburg stories

: Lewis (M.) photo. & Zack (T.) text

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33pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


Mark Lewis' photographs and Tanya Zack's text document Master Mansions, a seven-storey structure built at the intersection of West and Commissioner Streets by Bhikha Uka Prajapati in the 1930s to house the family's hat factory. The building included a rooftop garden and a private Hindu temple, the first in Johannesburg. The family were forced to relocate by the Group Areas Act. The hat factory closed in 2007 and the building is now an apartment block