St. Mary's Church (Newport, Rhode Island)
St. Mary's Church Complex
|Location||14 William St., Newport, Rhode Island|
|Area||0.8 acres (0.32 ha)|
|Architect||Patrick C. Keely; Dudley Newton; Ambrose J. Murphy; John F. Hogan; Milton R. Kenyon|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival, Colonial Revival|
|Part of||Southern Thames Historic District (#08000314)|
|NRHP reference #||08000153|
|Added to NRHP||March 06, 2008|
|Designated CP||June 26, 2008|
The complex includes three buildings: the brownstone Gothic Revival church, the parish house, formerly a school, and a convent. The church was built in 1848-52, to a design by renowned Brooklyn architect Patrick C. Keely. The engineer for its construction was U.S. Army Lieutenant William S. Rosecrans who would rise to the rank of Major General in the American Civil War.
In 1865 the school was built directly east of the church, also designed by Keely. During the 1880s, the church built two new buildings, neither of which are included in this nomination. A convent was built in 1880-81, designed by local architect Dudley Newton. In 1991 that building was moved from its site at Spring and Gidley Streets to its current location at 398 Thames Street, where it serves as the Admiral Fitzroy Inn. Dudley also designed a rectory in 1886, which burned in 1921. A new rectory, designed by Ambrose J. Murphy, was built on the same site in 1924-25. In 1937, both church and school were altered by architect John F. Hogan. In 1967, in order to comply with Vatican II, East Providence architect Milton R. Kenyon further altered the church.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "NRHP nomination for St. Mary's Church Complex" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- Statewide Historic Preservation Report N-N-3: The Southern Thames Street Neighborhood in Newport. 1980.