Topic: Antonio Hall, 265 Riccarton Road

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Antonio Hall was initially the Kincaid Homestead

The former Kincaid Homestead was built for successful businessman, Thomas Kincaid.

The Kincaid family sold the property to John Montgomery, also a businessman whose success was reflected in the scale and grandeur of the property.

The use of the property as a Roman Catholic Seminary from 1946 to 1978 contributes to the historical significance of the property due to the role it played in training interns for a life in the church. The chapel was an important spiritual focus for this institution. In 1963 the Catholic Church had three seminaries, reducing that number to one by the late 1970s. When the church concentrated the training of its priests at Mosgiel, the former Kincaid Homestead found a new use as student accommodation, the additions of the hostel wing and dining room lending the building to that function.

Since that time it has operated as an accommodation establishment with it current use as motels.

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Antonio Hall, 265 Riccarton Road


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