Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Saga of the Obelisk

Originally intended by John Paterson as a tombstone to his business partner and friend, George Kemp, but when rejected as inappropriate by Kemp’s family, it was salvaged and placed in Market Square where it majestically stood for 58 years.   Instead of connoting its initial conflicted sepulchral/royal origins, it should have been dedicated to Paterson himself, … Continue reading Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Saga of the Obelisk