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



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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)

Writings about this entry

Gaylard, Shaun & McDougall, Brett . 2022. RSA 365 : 365 Drawings of South African Architecture. Johannesburg: Blank Ink Design. pg 44 ill