Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex (Providence, Rhode Island)

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Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex
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Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex (Providence, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex (Providence, Rhode Island)
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′32″N 71°26′52″W / 41.82556°N 71.44778°W / 41.82556; -71.44778Coordinates: 41°49′32″N 71°26′52″W / 41.82556°N 71.44778°W / 41.82556; -71.44778
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1905
Architect Murphy, Ambrose J.
Fontaine, Walter
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other
Governing body Private
MPS Providence MPS
NRHP Reference # 90000343 [1]
Added to NRHP March 15, 1990

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex is an historic Roman Catholic church complex at 901-903 Atwells Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island within the Diocese of Providence.

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Our Lady of Lourdes consists of four buildings: a church, rectory, school, and convent. The church is a steel-frame structure clad in brick, designed by Ambrose Murphy and built in 1925. The rectory is a two-story brick structure with hip roof; it was built in 1912. The original rectory, built in 1905 to a design by Walter Fontaine, was converted for use as a convent when the new rectory was built. The school building, also built in 1905 to a Fontaine design, is the largest structure in the complex, and originally served as both school and church until the student population grew too large for the educational facilities.[2]

The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Our Lady of Lourdes Church Complex" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 

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