Friday, July 13, 2012

Grand Hotel from the lighthouse

The original house where the Grand Hotel in Central stands today was built in 1867.  By 1885 the house was extended to Whites Road and the owner, Kames Brister, advertised the house as to let with 24 rooms.   Shortly after on 15 October 1885 Arnold Lipman opened the Grand Hotel.  The hotel has been taken over by new owners and is currently being renovated and is in the process to be turned into the first "green hotel" in Port Elizabeth.


  1. What a vista!!! Very nicely framed.

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  3. Nice view and a lot of great architectural elements in Port Elizabeth to look at. Never gave a second thought to the SA but after seeing your blogs, it would be a joy to visit.