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Cunningham Primary School
South End, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

SIEMERINK and WALKER: Architect

Date:1928
Type:School
Style:Tectonic ZA Wilhelmiens
Status:Demolished 1970s

The school was demolished in the early 1970s together with 99% of buildings in South End. An action of the apartheid government of the time to enforce racial segregation. Much like District 6 in Cape Town, South End had developed into a charming suburb where people of all races lived happily side by side. While much of the area has now been redeveloped it remains a rather bleak soulless part of the city.

(Gerald Humphrey, November 2016)

(SAB Feb 1928:55)


Writings about this entry

Harradine, Margaret. 1994. Port Elizabeth : a social chronicle to the end of 1945. Port Elizabeth: E.H. Walton Packaging (Pty) Ltd. pg 175