Saturday, 19 April 2014

Arncliffe, St Francis Xavier’s Convent

The former St Francis Xavier’s Convent is located along Forest Road, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. It was built in the late 1800s in the Victorian Italianate architectural style as a house for surveyor James Parish and known as "Mintaville". The Sisters of the Order of St Joseph bought it in 1910 for use as a covent. The Catholic church purchased part of the land in 1911 to build the adjacent church and school along Forest Road, which I featured over the last two days.
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21 comments:

  1. it's a beauty! do PLEASE link this up next thursday! feel free to link in with a second post, too! i leave it open for a day and a half. it opens 5:30 a.m. texas (central) time, so i think that would be thurs. evening for you.

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    1. Thanks, TexWisGirl. I'll try and remember to link up next week.

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  2. No wonder it looks attractive.... it was built in the late 1800s as a private house. I think if it was initially built as a convent, the poor old nuns wouldn't have had such lovely late Victorian architecture.

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  3. Wonderful building!
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  4. A lovely wrought iron fence and beautiful building!
    ~Lindy

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  5. Hi Jim Looks a lovely building with a great fence.

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  6. Stunning! What an amazing place that is!

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  7. A gorgeous old building, with beautiful ornate fencing.

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  8. Love all that gingerbread! And a great fence!

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  9. That fence matches the structure for sure. Very nice.

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  10. It is a pretty building and a nice fence! Great shot!

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  11. Beautiful building the convent is located in and all the wonderful scroll work on the fence is beautiful.

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  12. Beautiful. Love all the scrolling detail.

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  13. I really like the style of the architecture Jim. Especially those lovely bay windows.

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