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Port Elizabeth -The Donkin Street Houses

Donkin Street
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The Donkin Street Houses are a collection of 19 Terraced Dwellings in Donkin Street Port Elizabeth. The Donkin Street Houses have a remarkable and chequered history.

In the mid 1800’s much effort was made to fill in some of the steep valleys near what is today the Port Elizabeth Donkin Reserve area. One portion that had been filled was named Donkin Street in 1851 after Sir Rufane Donkin who was for a short time Governor of The Cape Colony.

The Row of Terraced Houses in Donkin Street were built over a period of 20 years from 1860 to 1880 and occupied by many families and small service oriented businesses ever since.

The Donkin Street Houses were restored over period of time by a Dr Woolf and his mother and by and large were renovated to nearly new  and authentic condition. 18 of the 19 were declared a National Monument in 1967.

There are many images of these houses, in pristine condition and bearing the National Monument Plaques but it seems from the latest images available, that in recent years the properties have begun falling into a state of disrepair.

Apparently the owner, a foreign investor has no intention of maintaining the properties in terms of current legislation. Still, they make an interesting photographic study and will forever be an integral part of the history of Port Elizabeth.

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