Windback Wednesday - Glen Coola

German artist and Egyptologist Maximilian Ferdinand Weidenbach (1823 - 1890) built the Glen Coola stone mansion in 1861. Weidenbach migrated to South Australia in 1846 after studying hieroglyphics in Berlin and participating in a three-year archaeological dig in Egypt.

In 1959 the Presbyterian Girls' College (now Seymour College) purchased the Glen Coola property and converted it into Abergeldie Hospital. In 1997 Hindmarsh Hospital relocated to this site and operated here until 2005, when it was purchased by Patricia Weinert who kept the name Glen Coola for the home, which is now part of the complex known as Abergeldie House.

Glen Coola, circa 1870. Burnside Local History Collection 2021.151.

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