Seamen's Church Institute of Newport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
Seamans Church Institute Newport.jpg
Seamen's Church Institute of Newport is located in Rhode Island
Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′14″N 71°19′1″W / 41.48722°N 71.31694°W / 41.48722; -71.31694Coordinates: 41°29′14″N 71°19′1″W / 41.48722°N 71.31694°W / 41.48722; -71.31694
Built 1929
Architect Frederic Rhinelander King
Durr Friedley (muralist)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83000178 [1]
Added to NRHP August 4, 1983

The Seamen's Church Institute is a social service organization located at 18 Market Square in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1919, the Institute's mission is to provide men and women of the sea and persons referred from the community a safe haven in which they may find comfort, recreation and benefit. The Church Institute building was built by Edith and Maude Wetmore, daughters of Governor and Senator George Peabody Wetmore (owner of Chateau-sur-Mer). The building contains an ornately painted chapel (the work of muralist Durr Friedley),[2] as well as a small library, a restaurant, bathrooms and laundry rooms, Wi-Fi and meeting rooms. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]