Posts Tagged ‘Euphraisie House’

Euphrasie House demolition ‘not that far off’ Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017

There’s still no fixed date for the demolition of Hamilton’s Euphrasie House, and politicians are taking other options to the church. The Catholic Diocese got the green light to bowl the 1939 convent and hostel in a 2014 Environment Court decision, and a passionate group of locals has been trying to save it since then. Read more

Nuns make room for fancy ice cream Comments 0

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Before Hamilton East was a destination for recycled clothing and fancy ice cream, it was a home for nuns. Nuns have been in Hamilton East since 1884, says Sister Raewyn Hogan, and four generations of her family have gone through Marian Catholic School and Sacred Heart.  Euphrasie House is now an earthquake risk building is being Read more

Environment court to decide fate of Euphrasie House Comments 0

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The diocese of Hamilton, in New Zealand, has gained consent to demolish Euphrasie House. The Hamilton East Community Trust (HECT) is fighting to prevent the demolition of the 74 year old building. The former convent, rebuilt in 1939, used as a boarding house for girls attending Sacred Heart College until it closed in 2011, is Read more