Chimney taken down from Denton building

KEN Denton is at it again! The semi-detached townhouse at the bottom of the Donkin Street row (No 21 and 23) has had its central chimney stack demolished, as well as a rear chimney which is (was) flush with the Reserve Chambers building. Brickwork is also being removed from the rear annexe of the building (on Constitution Street).

Surely this “heritage mogul” could induce his roofing contractor into negotiating a few chimney stacks when putting a roof on? Our heritage means nothing to this man!

 How does he think he is competent in dealing with a Regency balcony and woodwork? Let’s not forget his “triumphal” Post Office stuff-up!

Has anyone any idea if a building inspector can be called upon to check out the work and damage? What is the way forward?

We all just want these buildings to be watertight and functional, but we also want them to remain intact as Nick Woolf had them!

This is a national monument, officially Grade 2 listed, so we can invoke Section 24 of the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA).

Andrew Reed, Port Elizabeth

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