St. Anne's Church and Parish Complex (Fall River, Massachusetts)

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St. Anne's Church and Parish Complex
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St. Anne's Church and Parish Complex (Fall River, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
St. Anne's Church and Parish Complex (Fall River, Massachusetts)
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′38″N 71°9′50″W / 41.69389°N 71.16389°W / 41.69389; -71.16389Coordinates: 41°41′38″N 71°9′50″W / 41.69389°N 71.16389°W / 41.69389; -71.16389
Built 1891
Architect Napoléon Bourassa
Louis G. Destremps
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000719

[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

St. Anne's Church and Parish Complex is an historic church complex located at 818 Middle Street Fall River, Massachusetts. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River. In addition to the church, the complex also includes the former rectory as well as the former Dominican Academy, constructed in 1894. The current Administrator is Rev. Thomas M. Kocik.

History[edit]

The church was designed by Canadian architect Napoléon Bourassa. Construction began in 1891, and was supervised by Fall River architect Louis G. Destremps. Work began on the upper church on July 17, 1902. The building, which is constructed of blue marble from Proctor, Vermont,[2] measures 277 feet long by 122 wide, with steeples 160 feet high. The exterior was completed in June 1904 and the new church was formally dedicated on July 4, 1906.[3]

The complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

Casavant Organ[edit]

The church is home to a 3 manual Casavant organ their Opus 2793 (1963). It contains 4,512 pipes ranging in length from 7 inches to over 32 feet. The instrument was featured in the 2003 convention of the Organ Historical Society at which time it was presented with the Society's official citation as being of historical significance.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ St Anne Shrine
  3. ^ http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=41349 Bourassa, Napoleon, Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  4. ^ http://www.casavant.ca/new_temp/img/home/HomeFrame.htm Organ Historical Society Citations, Casavant

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