Posts Tagged ‘Euphrasie House’

Spanish-mission-style Euphrasie House goes but chapel remains

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The long running battle to save the 1936 Spanish-mission-style convent and hostel Euphrasie House has has come to an end. The building could be demolished by the end of the year. However, an adjoining building, St Mary’s Chapel, will be preserved and strengthen. The chapel was built for the Sisters of Our Lady of the Read more

Appeal against demolition of Euphrasie House fails

Friday, October 24th, 2014

A last-ditch fight to protect one of Hamilton’s most distinctive historic buildings has failed – with the Environment Court rejecting an appeal to save Euphrasie House. It’s feared the outcome could hasten the demolition of other heritage buildings as owners try to avoid costly earthquake-strengthening fix-ups. In a 32-page decision, the Environment Court upheld a Read more

Reserved decision on Appeal on Euphrasie House demolition

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Environment Court adjudicators have reserved their decision on an appeal against the consent granted to demolish Euphraisie House, a church owned building in Hamilton. The consent supported by the Hamilton City Council, was sought and granted by independent commissioner Murray Kivell in April 2013. Last week the Environment Court heard an appeal against that decision Read more

Church rejects 11th-hour bid to save Hamilton’s Euphrasie House

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

A late bid to save landmark Hamilton East building Euphrasie House has been rejected by the Catholic Church, which bought the building in 2012. The Hamilton East Community Trust (HECT) is still fighting to keep the pre-World War II Spanish mission-style convent standing, despite the church diocese gaining consent to demolish the 74-year-old building. The Read more

Destruction of historic buildings a form of barbarism

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Near the bottom rungs on the ladder of rectitude, just above criminals, used to be the space occupied, in the common mind, by politicians and used-car salesmen. That position has now been seriously threatened and overtaken by people euphemistically calling themselves “developers”. What that moniker frequently amounts to is simply the blatant destruction of buildings Read more

Operating losses hasten end for Euphrasie House in Hamilton

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Fifty boarders at Euphrasie House in Hamilton East have nowhere to live next year with closure of the school hostel being brought forward.

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