Monday, January 28, 2013

Old Harbour Board Building

The old Harbour Board Building in Flemming Street in the city centre was used as the Port Elizabeth Harbour's administration building for 70 years.  The foundation stone was laid by J Searle who was the Managing Commissioner of the Harbour Board in 1904 and the building is regarded as one of the best examples of Art Nouveau architecture in South Africa.  The exterior of the building has impressive stonework while the interior has richly ornamented woodwork and stained glass windows.  The building is currently being used by a college.


  1. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut, just tweeted a photo of Port Elizabeth from space: I thought, "Hey, I know that place."

  2. I am so happy to see this type of building being respected and properly maintained. Perhaps I am old-fashioned.