St. Mary's Catholic Church, Newport

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St. Mary's Church is a historic Roman Catholic church complex at 14 William Street (Spring Street at Memorial Boulevard) in Newport, Rhode Island within the Diocese of Providence.
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.
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  • yes,Jackie Bouvier married andd became Mrs.John F.Kennedy or Jackie Kennedy. this was the church where Rose also went some mornings when in the area. The windows are outstanding as is the history of....  more »
  • This Roman Catholic Church was made famous when in 1953 Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier. It is easy to find as it is on a main avenue, Memorial Blvd. Even though smaller than...  more »
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  • We absolutely love St. Mary's and the welcoming feeling you receive when you attend. The church is filled with rich history, but more importantly a place to live your Faith freely
  • Comfortable atmosphere, very welcoming to visitors/tourists, the priest was very good with a modest and agreeable sermon. Overall very good experience, worth checking out reguardless of religious affiliation. Beautiful.

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