Joubert Park over the years

2014-10-19 15:00

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A trip down memory lane.

Joubert Park in its early days

1893: Park laid out and planted

1915: The Johannesburg Art Gallery opens

1953: Park officially made whites only

1974: Joubert Park becomes desegregated

1983: Telkom Exchange is built and occupied

The old conservatory in the park

1986: Jag extension is built

1993: Conservatory renovated and upgraded

1997: Discussions to move police into residences surrounding the park to help with crime prevention

Rare snowfall in the park

1997: Lapeng, the crèche, is established

1999: Worst crime statistics reported in area

1999: Jag in heavy decline

1999: Street photographers get involved in crime prevention

Park in decline, restoration initiatives announced

1999: Park Station taxi rank extended next to Jag

2000: R1.8?million rain damage at Jag

2000: First street photographer exhibition

The park’s street photographers get their work shown at Jag

2001: Greenhouse Project gets the green light

2002: 20m of copper roof on Jag extension stolen

2002: Potting shed retrofitted

The greenhouse at Joubert Park, now being restored

2004: Plans discussed to move Jag to Newtown

2006: Recycling centre built

2007: New Jag fence erected and lit to avoid body dumping in the dark nooks and crannies around the gallery

Jag touted to move from the park

2009: Bus rapid transit system opens. JoubertPark is included in phase one of the plans

2009: One Square Mile arts project started as international collaboration with overseas galleries

2010: Big screen erected for soccer World Cup

Hillbrow police raid Joubert Park in cleanup bid

2011: David Brown bronze sculpture stolen from park

2014: Jag secures R24?million funding from the City for maintenance of the building

2014: Foundation Collection opens

Big screens in the park for African Cup of Nations public viewing

The original collection of the art gallery from 1910 with the same 1910 curation

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