St. Mary's Church Complex (Newport, Rhode Island)

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St. Mary's Church Complex
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St. Mary's Church Complex (Newport, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
St. Mary's Church Complex (Newport, Rhode Island)
Location 14 William St., Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′2″N 71°18′45″W / 41.48389°N 71.31250°W / 41.48389; -71.31250Coordinates: 41°29′2″N 71°18′45″W / 41.48389°N 71.31250°W / 41.48389; -71.31250
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built 1848
Architect Patrick C. Keely; Ambrose J. Murphy
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Colonial Revival
Governing body Roman Catholic Church
Part of Southern Thames Historic District (#08000314)
NRHP Reference # 08000153[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 06, 2008
Designated CP June 26, 2008

St. Mary's Church Complex is a historic Roman Catholic church complex at 14 William Street (Spring Street/Memorial Boulevard) in Newport, Rhode Island. The complex includes three buildings: the brownstone Gothic Revival church (built 1848-52 to a design by Patrick C. Keely), the parish house, formerly a school, built in 1865 (also to a Keely design), and a convent built in 1925.[2]

The parish congregation was founded in 1828, and was the first Roman Catholic parish established in the state.[2] In 1953 Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married at St. Mary's.

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for St. Mary's Church Complex". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-07.