Dunedin’s Dominican Priory cleaned, repaired to attract buyer

Work has begun tidying and repairing the long-neglected former Dominican Priory in Dunedin, as the Catholic Church makes another attempt to sell the historic building.

Scaffolding and a skip have arrived outside the priory for what Catholic Diocese of Dunedin general manager Gerald Scanlan said was ”a bit of a clean-up”.

The 138-year-old building has been for sale for more than 10 years.

It is said to be the largest unreinforced concrete building in the southern hemisphere, and was designed by Francis Petre, who also designed St Joseph’s Cathedral next door and Cargill’s Castle in St Clair. Continue reading

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