Port Elizabeth has a lot of old Terrace Houses. We saw some of the houses as part of the Donkin Heritage Trail and Richmond Hill Trail. Some are in a better condition because of restoration. They look so pretty when painted in different colours and I think I could spend a lot of time on the balconies with their views of the bay.
The Cora Terrace is a row of seven town houses facing a lane. It was built on land granted to Henry Watson. He died in 1834 in the 6th Frontier War. His widow Eliza married Joseph Smith and the houses were built from 1858 to 1866. The terrace was named Cora after Eliza and Joseph’s 16-year old daughter who died at sea when returning from England.