St. Michael’s Convent/Belvedere – City of St. John’s Heritage Site

St. John's, NL

City of St. John's Heritage Building, Structure, Land, or Area


St. Michael’s Convent, also known as Belvedere Orphanage, is a two-and-a-half-storey hipped roof building located on Bonaventure Avenue in St. John’s. Built 1826-1827 as a single dwelling, the house served as a convent run by the Sisters of Mercy from 1859 until 1999. This designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Statement of Significance

Location and History


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