Heritage award for Parramatta presbytery
Murphy House, the restored presbytery that now serves as a diocesan centre within Parramatta's St Patrick's Cathedral precinct, was last month awarded the local council's Public Heritage Award.
Judged by Parramatta councillors and heritage experts, Murphy House was praised for its "high level of sophistication in its interpretation".
Named after Fr Peter Bede Murphy, a popular young priest who died from typhoid in 1904, the building was built in his memory.
A $200,000 grant from the State Heritage Office made the restoration of the historic home possible.
Murphy House serves as a diocesan centre with meeting rooms, a visitors' information centre and the Cathedral shop and is open 1-3pm, Monday to Friday.
Top award for Murphy House (Catholic Outlook, December 2007)
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Celebrating Heritage - Winners in the Heritage Awards 2007 Announced (Parramatta City Council 6/11/07)
5 Dec 2007