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 United States
Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief
LocationClinton Correctional Facility, Cook St., Dannemora, New York
Coordinates44°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
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built1941
ArchitectMurphy, Frederick Vernon; Lorcroft, Thomas
Architectural styleNeogothic
NRHP reference #91001673[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 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.

Description[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Nancy L. Todd (September 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Church of St. Dismas, the Good Thief". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-24. See also: "Accompanying 27 photos".

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