Prince Alfred's Guard Drill Hall
? WILSON: Architect
George Dix PEEK: Architect
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Designed by Storey and Wilson "of the Railway Dept." who "gave their services free of charge". The later additions were made by George Dix Peek. Picton-Seymour 1977:185, incorrectly ascribes the building to SMITH & DEWER.
Opened in 1882 (1881 on gable, Richardson has opening date as 1880), this historic building has been the headquarters of the Prince Alfred's Guard ever since, and is now also a museum. Unlike other South African units which, until the proclamation of the Republic, may have had bestowed upon them titles linked with royalty, the designation 'Prince Alfred's Guard' sprang from a duty performed by the unit when it provided a special escort for Prince Alfred during his visit to Port Elizabeth in 1860. (Richardson 2001)
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