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The Old Museum
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
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...
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Donkin Heritage Trail
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
The Donkin Heritage Trail links 51 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth.
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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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Port Elizabeth Athenaeum
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
The Grand Old Lady of the city, the Athenaeum, is the community hub for the emerging creative industry in Nelson Mandela Bay. Home of the colourful Pemads Ford Little Theatre.This multi-purpose venue offers a diverse space for live performances, exhibitions, events, conferences, workshops,...
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Cora Terrace
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
A little further up Bird Street we come to Cora Terrace. This comprises a row of seven town houses facing onto a lane. They were built on land granted to Henry Watson Henderson in 1831. He was killed in 1834 in the 6th Frontier War. His widow married Joseph Smith and the houses were built from...
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GFI Art Gallery
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Central
Passionate supporters of the Eastern Cape, the Gutsche Family maintain the Gallery in order to promote pride in the city and enjoyment in the arts.
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Basuto War Memorial
Location : Eastern Cape > Uitenhage > Uitenhage
This memorial commemorates those who died in the Basuto Campaign from 1880-1882, and Morosi Mountain in 1879. Morosi's Mountain was the name given to a fortified mountain in the Drakensberg mountain range on the banks of the Orange River in southern Basutoland (modern Lesotho). It was the...
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Retief Park & Memorial
Location : Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Situated on the original farm Strandfontein, along Marine Drive. Once owned by Trekker Piet Retief, the memorial was erected at Coega in 1939 and moved in 1975. Piet Retief was one of the Great Trek leaders who was killed by Zulu King "Dingaan".
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Despatch Museum
Location : Eastern Cape > Despatch > Despatch
As part of a long-term vision, an initiative of the "Friends of Despatch" finally brought about the recently-opened Despatch Museum. The interior boasts a mini model of the Stegosaurus, which was discovered in Despatch in 1903. (The original dinosaur is currently on display at Bayworld).
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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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