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Hill Presbyterian Church
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Situated at the corner of Belmont and Alfred Terrace is the ‘Hill’ Presbyterian Church. In 1861 the Rev. George Renny was brought to Port Elizabeth as minister to the Presbyterian community. Services were held in the Old Grey Institute while the present church was being constructed. It was...
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Pearson Conservatory
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
1882 Victorian Pearson Conservatory was built for the cultivation of exotic plants, water lilies and beautiful orchids. Named after Mr Henry Pearson, Mayor of P.E. on sixteen occasions, member of the Legislative Assembly, Treasurer-General of the Cape 1880-81 and Colonial Secretary in 1889. It...
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Pearson Congregational Church
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
The church, designed by James Bisset, was opened in September 1881, the congregation having moved from the ‘New Church’ in Main Street. The MacIntosh Hall, designed by 0 W Smith, was built in 1890. In the church porch there is a monument to the memory of Lieut-Col. John Fordyce of the 74th...
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Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin (Anglican)
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Just off Main Street and opposite the Library is the Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin. The Church was founded at a meeting of citizens under the chainuanship of Captain Francis Evatt on 26 April 1824. The foundation stone of the Church building was laid on 5 October 1825, and in the same...
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St. Augustines Roman Catholic Cathedral
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Across the road from the Opera House stands St. Augustine’s Cathedral. The church was built under the direction of Father Thomas Murphy the foundation stone being laid in December 1861. The building was not finished until 1866 when it was consecrated by Bishop Patrick Moran. Father Murphy...
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Port Elizabeth City Hall
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
The Port Elizabeth City Hall, which is located in Market Square, was built between 1858 and 1862. The attractive clock tower was only added in 1883. The City Hall serves as a Council Chamber as well as a concert hall, a lecture hall and offices for city council employees.
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Flemming House (NMMU Campus)
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Fleming House, which stands just below Cora Terrace, was built in 1851 by William Fleming, a leading merchant of Port Elizabeth and a Member of the Legislative Council. It was built in the Regency style with a verandah showing Chinese influence. Inside is a remarkable cast-iron spiral staircase....
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Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Holy Trinity Anglican Church stands in Havelock Street. In 1854 dissident members left St Mary’s congregation to form their own church. The first minister, the Rev. W A Robinson, arrive in 1857 and the present church was built in 1866, the tower being added in 1872. The erven on which the...
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Red Location Museum
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > New Brighton
NOTE: Red Location Museum has been closed since 18 October 2013 due to community protests around RDP housing issues. The municipality is working closely with the community on reopening it soon. Built as a tribute to the liberation struggle against apartheid, the museum incorporates the...
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Victoria House - Number 31 Constitution Hill
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
This house is probably the oldest one in Port Elizabeth. It was built by the 1820 Settler, Jonathan Board, carpenter and builder on land transferred to him in 1824. Sir Rufane Donkin wanted to encourage settlement in the new town and offered plots to those who could buy them. Boards first child...
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