Port Elizabeth of Yore: Main Street before the Era of Trams

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Pictures of Main Street dating from the era reveal an array of buildings which would not be any different from those of the set of a Western movie. Furthermore few if any of these buildings still stand apart from the building at the southern end of this road: the City Hall. 

In most cases, the dates of the photographs are unknown. 

Main picture:  Main Street prior to trams

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Main Street in 1840

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Main Street in the 1880s

Main Street in the 1880s

 

pre-tram-era

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