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Grey Institute Building
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
During the 1850’s a revival of higher learning filtered through the Cape Colony. Sir George Grey played a prominent role in the movement, during which properties were set aside for schools. A large grant was made Inc the establishment of a school in Port Elizabeth. Most of the land granted 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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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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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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Prince Alfred's Guard Museum
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
The Prince Alfred's Guard Museum grew out of a fusion of a military museum formerly housed in the Donkin Reserve complex and the regimental museum of the Prince Alfred’s Guard Regiment.
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7 Castle Hill, Historical Museum
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
No 7 Castle Hill was completed in 1825 and is one of the oldest surviving Settler cottages in Port Elizabeth.
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Pembridge House
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Originally “Jessieville” it was built in about 1840 for merchant Joseph Smith and was extensively altered by Emil Castens in the 1880s. Harry Mosenthal, a second generation of the merchants who set up a branch of Mosenthal Brothers in Main Street in 1842, lived in the house at the end of...
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