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The Old Harbour Board Building

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Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central

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Known popularly as the 'White Building', the old Harbour Board Building was used for 70 years for harbor administration by the South African Railways and Harbours. The foundation stone was laid by Mr. J. Searle, Managing Commissioner of the Port Elizabeth Harbour Board, on 14 January 1904. The exterior of the building has massive and impressive stonework and the interior has richly ornamented woodwork and stained glass windows. The building is regarded as one of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture in South Africa. It was proclaimed a National Monument in 1968, and was restored in 1998 by Portnet and Architect, John Rushmere.
The old Harbour Board Building in Flemming Street in the city centre was used as the Port Elizabeth Harbour's administration building for 70 years. The foundation stone was laid by J Searle who was the Managing Commissioner of the Harbour Board in 1904 and the building is regarded as one of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture in South Africa. The exterior of the building has impressive stonework while the interior has richly ornamented woodwork and stained glass windows. The building is currently being used by a college.
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