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Afrikaans name: Orange Grove

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Orange Grove

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Orange Grove is one of the oldest suburbs of Johannesburg. It was originally known as "Lemoen Plaas" which is Afrikaans for "Orange Farm".

The name originates from orange trees that were planted in the area by J.C. Esterhuizen.

Orange Grove has had an Italian influence since the 1960's when it was known as "Little Italy" because of the high number of Italian immigrants that set up home in the area.

On the corner of Louis Botha Avenue and 9th Street is the Radium Beerhall which is believed to be one of the oldest pubs in the Johannesburg area. It started out as a tea room but was run as a beerhall since the 1940's.

Orange Grove

Above - Busy street in Orange Grove

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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