Monday, 12 December 2011

Five Dock, Domremy College

The administration building of Domremy College is located on First Avenue in the inner west suburb of Five Dock. It had been a magnificent house built in 1882 in the Victorian Architectural style, called “Delapre” after an old Benedictine Abbey in Northampton, in England. It was renamed "Domremy" when the Catholic church bought it in 1911 and established a private school, administered by the Presentation Order Sisters until 1997.

25 comments:

  1. Wow!
    What a great building! :D
    Nice pic!

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  2. That is the most amazing domestic architecture. I have not seen the side verandas before, the iron work on the roof is gorgeous but unusual, and the timber (?) frame in front of the door is sexy.

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  3. What a lovely place. Reminds me of the French Quarter - New Orleans.

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  4. I do love it when they find a continuous way to use such great old buildings.

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  5. So majestic. What a wonderful shot - so crisp and clear!

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  6. A grand and solid building adorned with the most beautiful lace ironwork.

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  7. I can just imagine some of the school girls climbing up to the roof and causing a racquet.

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  8. What a grand old building, Jim! Lovely photo.

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  9. This would make an okay house to live in, I would think. The colour scheme, although out there, is quite acceptable in my eyes.

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  10. Mark, yes apparently it is a Widow's Walk. I didn't know it was called that until you mentioned it and I googled it to find out. :)

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  11. This blogging sure is educational... I am learning so much.. I have always wondered what that was on top of many roofs...

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  12. Nice shot of that old building!
    Happy Tuesday to you!

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  13. Fantastic building! Reminds me a bit of plantations in the South.
    Merry Christmas!

    Debbie's Travels

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