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Harbour Board Offices
Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape

JONES and McWILLIAMS: Architect
John Weir RUSHMERE: Restoration Architects 1999

Style:Liberty Style


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33°57'43.95" S 25°37'30.11" E

Won in competition (NM)

Oberholster 1972 attributes the building to Jones, McWilliams, Brown and Grosse.

The Harbour Board building, also known as the White building was built in 1904. The architecture, woodwork, staircase and ceiling make it on of the best examples of buildings in the Art Nouveau style in South Africa. (National Monuments Council plaque 1978)

The building was refurbished in 1997-98 by John RUSHMERE, to the color scheme of Mira FASSLER-KAMSTRA.

(SAA&B Aug 1905: 213-15 ill; SAB Dec 1924:13 ill; SAAR Jul 1946:185)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 135, 136 ill
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 38, 193, 194 ill, 195
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 107