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Masjid ul-Akbar - Grace Street Mosque
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Date:1855
Type:Mosque
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°57'38.37" S 25°37'22.42" E Alt: 18m

The mosque is the oldest in the city of Port Elizabeth and was erected to serve the growing Muslim community who previously had to travel to Uitenhage for Friday prayers. Apparently the project ran out of funds about half way through construction and was only able to be completed through the generosity of the Sultan of Turkey.

(Gerald Humphrey, November 2016)