Porter's Building

Simon's Town Historical Society

Porter's Building

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


Originally a store (pakhuis) on the Constantia Estate Farm which was bought by John Osmond. Eventually bought by Howell and operated as Howell Grocery Business until 1890's; it became known as "Howell's Building". Howell made alterations in 1930. Later when Mr Patel had a General Dealers shop there, it became known as "Patel's Building". Bought by Irene Porter in 1996 - some alterations and "restoration" were carried out and it became known as "Porter's Building".
Looking up Alfred Lane alongside this building you can see the Nooral Islamic Mosque. Built in 1926, it replaced an earlier place of worship that had been a private house to which a wooden minaret had been added.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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