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Atheneum Club, Belmont Terrace, Port Elizabeth

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Post date: 07/08/2012
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History: This late Victorian building, with its impressive neoclassical elements, consists of two sections, which were opened in 1896 and 1901 respectively.
Visual Description: This double storey building was built to house the Atheneum Club, an institute founded in the early days of Port Elizabeth to promote cultural activities. The Belmont Terrace facade has two wings, joined by a central arched entrance porch with classical plaster detailing. The windows of the original north wing are sliding sash topped by a broken pediment while those on the ground floor are enticulated by the plaster surrounds. The detailing of these windows are Paladian eclectic. The building is one of great character and set behind two tall pine trees. It is a declared National Monument.
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Condition: Good
Construction Date: 1896;1901
Materials: Loadbearing brickwork
Catalogue: Theron 1983, No: A.9.4.1, Significance Category:

 
 

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