Saint Augustine Chapel and Cemetery

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Saint Augustine Chapel and Cemetery
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Saint Augustine Chapel and Cemetery is located in Massachusetts
Saint Augustine Chapel and Cemetery
Location 181 Dorchester St. between W. Sixth and Tudor Sts., Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′3″N 71°2′58″W / 42.33417°N 71.04944°W / 42.33417; -71.04944Coordinates: 42°20′3″N 71°2′58″W / 42.33417°N 71.04944°W / 42.33417; -71.04944
Area less than one acre
Built 1818
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87001495[1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1987
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Saint Augustine Chapel and Cemetery is a historic church on Dorchester Street between West Sixth and Tudor Streets in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Built in 1818-19, it is the oldest Roman Catholic church building in Massachusetts; the cemetery, established 1818 is also the state's oldest Catholic cemetery. The Gothic Revival chapel was originally built as a crypt for the remains of Father François Matignon, the first Catholic priest to come to Boston from France.[2]

The chapel and cemetery were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] The chapel is still in active, holding 4pm Mass on Saturdays.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Saint Augustine Chapel". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-23.