Port Elizabeth of Yore: Marshall’s Tearoom in Main Street

William Barton Marshall established Marshall’s & Co in Main Street while J. Garlick purchased the building and established his business which was identical to Marshall’s, adjacent to Marshall’s. The Tearoom in Marshall’s was totally revamped and became two tearooms, one being self-service and one a conventional tearoom.  This would have happened circa 1970 being the same time when the escalator was installed and the old lifts with the iron gates replaced

Main picture: Marshall’s Tearoom

Carol Victor – PE Public Library
Hills Covered with Cottages: Port Elizabeth’s Lost Streetscapes by Margaret Harradine (2010, Express Copy & Print, Port Elizabeth)

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