Queen Vic

One of my absolute favorite historic buildings is the old Public Library across the road from the City Hall and Market Square.  The building was built in 1901 with the façade constructed in England and shipped to Port Elizabeth in numbered blocks to be reassembled in front of the building.  The statue of Queen Victoria was added in 1903 and completed the picture very nicely. 

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  1. GadgetGirl

    Is this still used as the library? One of my absolute favourite places as a child – loved the narrow hallways and verandahs and the smell of old books. Spent every Saturday here

  2. Jonker Fourie

    Its still used as a library and still one of my favorite historic places to go. They are currently busy with renovations so great to know that they are looking after the building.