IN DANGER

Victoria House (Jonathan Boards House), 31 Constitution Hill

A substantial portion of Port Elizabeth's built heritage has been allowed to rot over the last 15 years. After Dr. Woolff lovingly (and to wide acclaim) restored Victoria House and the Donkin Row houses in the late 1980's, a specially appointed team was set up to maintained them until the current owner, Kenneth Denton, bought the Woolff portfolio from 1998 onwards. He (Denton) thereafter let this maintenance team go and the lack of maintenance began.