Port Elizabeth of Yore: The “Aloes”-The House & its Inhabitants

A century ago, Park Drive was akin to Houghton Estate in Joburg, housing the well-heeled of the town in the multitude of stylish and elegant houses lining Park Drive. Amongst them was a house, “The Aloes” at No. 56 Park Drive. Given the large stand sizes, many of these mansions, such as the Matopos of the Frielinghaus’, have already been converted into blocks of flats. Hopefully this one, which is currently on the market, will not be another victim of progress.

Information on the houses in this street were supplied by Tennyson Smith Bodill for which I am grateful.

Main picture: The “Aloes” – No. 56 Park Drive

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