Saturday, June 23, 2012

St Felix Centre

This wonderful Italianate house was built in 1876 and since the 1930s has served as the convent of the Felician nuns who have served the surrounding community in many ways through the years mainly through the establishment of the St Felix Centre which is located behind the convent. They have run a daycare for immigrant families and provided food and other assistance to people in need and have now renovated the inside of the convent to provide small apartments for women in transition. The building itself is historically designated and so the exterior must be maintained in its original configuration - something that has been lovingly done as you can see.

15 comments:

Lowell said...

It is a gorgeous building and I'm so glad to hear that it is being used in service to the community. One special need is to assist "women in transition," so this is a very special service!

llandudnopictures said...

What an amazing looking place!

llandudnopictures said...

What an amazing looking place!

Deb said...

It must take many days of work each year to keep it looking that smart. Love the detail on the roof.

LĂșcia said...

This is a lovely building, I wonder how it looks inside! ;-)

Jack said...

This is a spectacular building, RedPat. The details are absorbing. It will be put to good use in the hands of the sisters. I hope they can afford to keep the building maintained.

Regina K said...

Wow this is a fabulous building. I hope there are many benefactors to help maintain the building and the assistance they provide.

Randy said...

What a grand looking place.

Halcyon said...

This is gorgeous!

La Principessa Errante said...

What a truly gorgeous building, the intricate work on the porch is just amazing. Looks like they are doing some construction there too. Fabulous post!

Paul in Powell River said...

Lovely! I remember a few houses in Kingston of the same style and era. Just a joy to see.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh this is a beauty Pat, love all the decorative touches and so wonderfully suited to what it's being used for.

Sharon said...

Wow, I love this building. Beautifully maintained.

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure is a handsome building!

NixBlog said...

A magnificent building, and very well maintained too!