Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief

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Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief
Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief is located in New York
Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief
Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief is located in the US
Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief
Location Clinton Correctional Facility, Cook St., Dannemora, New York
Coordinates 44°43′29″N 73°43′21″W / 44.72472°N 73.72250°W / 44.72472; -73.72250Coordinates: 44°43′29″N 73°43′21″W / 44.72472°N 73.72250°W / 44.72472; -73.72250
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built 1941
Architect Murphy,Frederick Vernon; Lorcroft,Thomas
Architectural style Neogothic
NRHP Reference # 91001673[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1991

Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief is a historic Roman Catholic church at the Clinton Correctional Facility on Cook Street in Dannemora, New York.

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St. Dismas Church was built between 1939 and 1941 and is a large Neogothic inspired stone chapel. It was constructed of fieldstones salvaged from several 19th century stone structures already on the site, including the prison's first cell block. The rectangular building measures 52 feet (16 m) by 132 feet (40 m). It features a steeply pitched, slate-clad gable roof and two massive oak entrance doors with Medieval inspired metal strapwork. A 106-foot (32 m), engaged tower with corner buttresses and an octagonal spire is located at the rear corner.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

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