St. Joseph's Church (Fall River, Massachusetts)

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St. Joseph's Church
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St. Joseph's Church (Fall River, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
St. Joseph's Church (Fall River, Massachusetts)
Location Fall River, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°43′7″N 71°8′52″W / 41.71861°N 71.14778°W / 41.71861; -71.14778Coordinates: 41°43′7″N 71°8′52″W / 41.71861°N 71.14778°W / 41.71861; -71.14778
Built 1880
Architect Patrick C. Keely
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Fall River MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000720

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Added to NRHP February 16, 1983

St. Joseph's Church is a historic church located at 1355 North Main Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. It was built in 1880 in the Gothic Revival style and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It was designed by notable church architect Patrick C. Keely.

The church's pipe organ was built in 1883 by W.K. Adams & Sons in Providence RI.[2] It is one of the largest built by them. It was once run by water and then by bellows.

The parish was founded in 1873 to accommodate the growing numbers of Catholics who had settled in the northern section of the city in the 1870s to work in the cotton mills, including the Border City, Narragansett, Mechanics, Sagamore Mills.[3] The current Pastor is Rev. John Raposo.[4]

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