Today’s posts from our featured Port Elizabeth Blogger:
Then and Now – The Athenaeum building by Port Elizabeth Daily Photo:
In 1901 a new wing was opened and in 1919 the Athenaeum became a social club. Since 1946 the Little Theatre has also been in operation from here and the building became a National Monument in 1980. The whole building was renovated by the Municipality and MBDA a couple of years ago and still houses the theatre. It also has a new coffee shop, exhibition and meeting space as well as a few other components.
The historic information in this post was taken from Margaret Harradine’s excellent book, Port Elizabeth, A social chronicle to the end of 1945.
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