"I'll break OK Bazaars" Johannesburg | The Heritage Portal

OK BAZAARS On 25 June eighty seven years ago, Michael Miller and Sam Cohen opened the first OK BAZAARS on the corner of Eloff and President Street in Johannesburg

The Old Arcade between Market and Commissioner Streets.

The Old Arcade between Market and Commissioner Streets.

Mounts Bay Hotel, Pritchard Street in 1909

The stately Mounts Bay Hotel in Pritchard Street in It was built in 1889 and survived until Mounts Bay is recognised amongst the most beautiful bays in the world, centred on Penzance, Cornwall(With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

The Transvaal Mattress Company was formed in 1895. It later manufactured the first Sealy mattresses in South Africa (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

The Transvaal Mattress Company was formed in It later manufactured the first Sealy mattresses in South Africa (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

Long considered the main street of Johannesburg. Eloff Street, viewed from the station's side in a southerly direction. Circa 1900.

Long considered the main street of Johannesburg. Eloff Street, viewed from the station's side in a southerly direction. Circa 1900 (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

Pritchard Street circa 1900 (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

Pritchard Street circa 1900 (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

Early Johannesburg

De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg around The street leads to the cemetery and the residential area of Vrededorp, where a large number of Afrikaans Dutch speakers resided (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

Henwood's Building situated on the Market Square, extending to Pritchard Street. Note the arcade in the building joining up with Pritchard Street. Pictured sometime in 1896. (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

Henwood's Building situated on the Market Square, extending to Pritchard Street. Note the arcade in the building joining up with Pritchard Street. Pictured sometime in (With acknowledgement to Friedel Hansen)

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