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The Old Museum

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As is the case with many of the fine old buildings in the vicinity, the old Museum was originally built as a dwelling house. It was for Henry Rutherford in 1861. In 1896 it became the home of Adam White Guthrie, Mayor of P E from 1912 to 1915. His legatees left the house to the Port Elizabeth Museum and it was used as the Museum from 1918 to 1961. It then housed the extra-mural activities of Rhodes University until it was taken over by the University of Port Elizabeth. It is now used for commercial purposes.
As is the case with many of the fine old buildings in the vicinity, the old Museum was originally built as a dwelling house. It was for Henry Rutherford in 1861. In 1896 it became the home of Adam White Guthrie, Mayor of P E from 1912 to 1915. His legatees left the house to the Port Elizabeth Museum and it was used as the Museum from 1918 to 1961. It then housed the extra-mural activities of Rhodes University until it was taken over by the University of Port Elizabeth. It is now used for commercial purposes.
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