Saint Martin's Church, Providence

St. Martin's Church is a historic Episcopal Church (United States) church at 50 Orchard Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island. It is located next door to Temple Beth-El, a Reform Synagogue.

Saint Martin's Church
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Saint Martin's Church, Providence is located in Rhode Island
Saint Martin's Church, Providence
Saint Martin's Church, Providence is located in the United States
Saint Martin's Church, Providence
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°49′55″N 71°23′10″W / 41.83194°N 71.38611°W / 41.83194; -71.38611Coordinates: 41°49′55″N 71°23′10″W / 41.83194°N 71.38611°W / 41.83194; -71.38611
ArchitectClarke & Howe
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference No.96000571[1]
Added to NRHPMay 16, 1996

The congregation was established in 1885 and the Gothic Revival church building was constructed in 1917 to a design by Clarke & Howe to replace an earlier wooden building.[2] It is a granite structure with a squat square three-stage tower at its southeast corner. The parish house, attached to the main building's northeast corner, is a Tudor Revival structure added in 1925.[3]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

Stained glass windowEdit

The church features a stained glass window scene of namesake St. Martin cutting off half of his cloak to give to a beggar. The windows of the church were designed by Boston window designer Harry E. Goodhue and his wife, Mary, and installed in 1919.[4] A restoration of the windows was undertaken by an Attleboro studio, New England Stained Glass, during the winter of 2014–2015. The entire window was removed from the wall, then individual pieces were removed, cleaned, reassembled, and re-leaded onto new metal frames.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-04-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for St. Martin's Church" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  4. ^ a b Anderson, Patrick (2 April 2015). "Restoration day for 97-year-old stained-glass window in Providence church". Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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