KITSON HOUSE

Olympic Gold Medallist at London in 1908 and Stockholm in 1912, and an outstanding tennis player, Henry Harry Austin Kitson worked in the Land and Deeds Department of Rand Mines Ltd. He served with the Cape Mounted Rifles in the Anglo Boer War, bought Cottage No 3 in the “Eckstein Compound” and later bought and moved into Cottage No 2 in 1918. The Cottages were designed by H. Baker and Masey to attract white-collar workers in the gold mining industry. The house remained in the family until 1998.
4 Loch Avenue, Parktown West
Related Organisation: 
Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (JHF)
Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust