Thursday, March 3, 2011

James Maxwell Memorial

Here is a post for my friend Doné who is always amazed when he reads something new about Port Elizabeth on this blog.  It just shows that there is always something new to learn on here.  There used to be a building on the corner next to the Public Library in the city centre in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Fireman John Maxwell died fighting a fire in this building on 6 May 1896 and a small memorial erected on the site remembers him.  The plaque is just across the road from the Port Elizabeth City Hall.