I was in Richmond Hill for an event a few weeks ago and decided to swing past the old Erica Building for a quick pic. The Erica School for Girls was started in 1884 by Miss Mary Anne van Wyk, who initially gave lessons in the old Erica Hall. After the Anglo Boer War it was decided to build a new school building. The building, designed by architect W White-Cooper and built by HJ Beckett, was opened on 4 November 1903 by Dr Thomas Muir, the then Superintendent-General of Education. The school has since outgrown the building and moved on with the building now being used by the Port Elizabeth College.