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Beach Hotel
Humewood, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape

George William NICOLAY: Project Architect
KENDALL and TAIT: Architect

Date:1918 : 1923 - 1928
Client:Port Elizabeth Municipality


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33°58'55.58" S 25°39'32.26" E Alt: 13m

In 1918 BAKER, KENDALL & MORRIS won the competition for the Humewood Hotel, Port Elizabeth for the municipality; the municipality decided not to build the hotel on grounds of cost. After many delays and arbitration the hotel was finally carried out by KENDALL, assisted by AA TAIT, between 1923 and 1928.

We think that GW NICOLAY was supervising architect from his biography "Because of the war (Anglo Boer War) he left Johannesburg to work in Port Elizabeth where he was responsible for the erection of the Beach Hotel before returning to work in Johannesburg where he remained for most of his life".

(SAB Jul 1923:13)

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.