Patrick W. Ford
Patrick W. Ford (1847–1900) was an Irish-American architect who, along with Patrick C. Keely of Brooklyn and James Murphy of Providence, Rhode Island designed many Roman Catholic churches built in the eastern part of United States through the latter half of the 19th century.
He was born in Ballincollig, Ireland, and educated at Queen's College Cork, Ford emigrated to the United States in 1866. He briefly lived in New York where he may have worked in the office of Patrick C. Keely, and then went to work for architects E. Boyden & Son in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In 1872 Ford moved to Boston and opened his own practice. He was widely recognized as an authority on church architecture and his practice focused primarily on designing churches and institutional buildings for the Roman Catholic Church in New England. Ford died suddenly at age 52 in August 1900.
- Sacred Heart Church, Roslindale, Massachusetts
- St. Gregory Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts (1895 redesign of original church by James Murphy)
- Sacred Heart Church, Rectory, School and Convent, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- St. Mary's Church, Dedham, Massachusetts
- St. James Church, Haverhill, Massachusetts
- Gate of Heaven Church, South Boston, Massachusetts
- St. Peter Church, South Boston, Massachusetts
- St. Patrick's Church, Watertown, Massachusetts
- St. Mary Church, Everett, Massachusetts
- St. Brendan Church, Bellingham, Massachusetts
- L'Église Saint Jean Baptiste (St. John the Baptist Church), Lowell, Massachusetts
- St. Augustine Church, Andover, Massachusetts
- St. Mary Church, Winchester, Massachusetts
- St. John the Evangelist Church, Clinton, Massachusetts
- St. Peter's Church, Worcester, MA 
- Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, NH
- St. Dominic Church, Portland, ME
- St. Mary of the Assumption Church Northampton, Massachusetts
- St. James Church, New Bedford, MA (altered by Maginnis and Walsh)
- 1875 alteration to Fenwick Hall, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Worcester, Massachusetts
- Sacred Heart Church, Holyoke, Massachusetts
- Notre Dame Church, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
- All Saints Church, Ware, Massachusetts
No longer extantEdit
- St. Philip's Church, Boston, Massachusetts (burned)
- St. Brigid's Church, Lexington, Massachusetts (burned)
- Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, Massachusetts (demolished)
- St. Anne Church, Worcester, Massachusetts (demolished)
- St. Rose of Lima Church, Northborough, Massachusetts (burned)
- St. Stephen Church, Framingham, Massachusetts (demolished)
- Our Lady of the Rosary Church, South Boston, Massachusetts (demolished)
- St. Michael Church, Exeter, NH (demolished)
Attributed to FordEdit
- Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Spencer, Massachusetts
- Leading Manufactures and Merchants of the City of Boston'. Boston: International Publishing, 1885.
- "Dedham's New Church: What Rev. Father Johnson Has Done for His Society". Boston Daily Globe. October 24, 1886. p. 3. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
- Leahy, William Augustine (1892). The Catholic churches of Boston and its vicinity and St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Mass.: a folio of photo-gravures with notes and historical information. Boston: McClellan, Hearn and Co.
- http://college.holycross.edu/projects/worcester/neighbors/holycross.htm Holy Cross College
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