Harbour Board Building - Port Elizabeth

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Harbour Board Building - Port Elizabeth

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This probably only just fits into this topic because, strictly speaking, this is not about SA railways as such, but because SA's harbours were and still are an integral part of the nation's railway infrastructure and they are owned by SAR&H's modern equivalent, Portnet, a Transnet subsidiary, I have put this here.

This post relates to the magnificent old Harbour Board building in Port Elizabeth. The linked article posts pictures of the exterior and interior of this stunning building and sadly relates that it, like so many other historic properties, is unoccupied.

I cannot understand why nobody seems to want to lease and occupy such a stunning piece of architecture. Perhaps this says more about Transnet Property's policies than the building's location. One hopes that vandals do not gain entry to this gem and cause its destruction. This is a grand building that once made a grand statement about its original occupants and that would still make such a grand statement about any new occupants (vandals excepted).

See: http://www.heritageportal.co.za/article ... -elizabeth for the story and pics.
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I have put the above post on the Railroad.net, Worldwide Railfan forum. I hope that Mr.Appleton doesn't object,
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Thank you. Not a problem, Philip.
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Steve Appleton wrote:Thank you. Not a problem, Philip.
Thank you, Steve. That's quite a building.
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