Cora Terrace


The delightful Cora Terrace, dating back to 1830 and the earliest terrace built in Port Elizabeth. The terrace is named after Cora Henderson, daughter of Henry Henderson who built it. He was murdered in 1834.

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  1. Steve Buser

    My schedule has been so cramped lately that I don’t get to check out many of the City Daily Photo blogs. So visiting yours this morning was a real treat. Outstanding photos. –steve buserNew Orleans Daily Photo

  2. Kate

    Now you tease us with a partial story: who murdered him and why? Was the culprit apprehended and punished?

  3. Suzi-k

    oh dear, I’ll have to do some research and find out about the murdered guy….

  4. Sonia

    Lovely street! Very well maintained, too!

  5. Old Scribe

    This brings back a lot of memories to me from over 40 years ago. As a child I stayed for a while in the end house (before moving to New Zealand). It is remarkable for its stout masonry and high ceilings. I believe that the houses of Cora Terrace were originally inhabited by the officers of the British garrison at Fort Frederick, a brisk march away. The end house, the largest, I think belonged to whoever was the senior officer at the time. The wall on the right used to enclose the grounds of the Marist Primary School (which I had attended). I understand that the Marist Brothers had moved out some time ago. The Senior school was in Walmer, between 10th and 12th Avenues in Walmer, but closed around the early 70s for want of students. The area is now a large shopping complex (as far as I can tell from Google Earth). I don’t know the fate of the Primary School by Cora Terrace. I had heard that the Convent over the road in Bird Street had been abandoned at one stage. I would appreciate it if you could let me know what has happened to these two institutions.