Emmanuel Church (Newport, Rhode Island)

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Emmanuel Church
Emmanuel Church Newport RI.jpg
Emmanuel Church in 2008
Emmanuel Church (Newport, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Emmanuel Church (Newport, Rhode Island)
Emmanuel Church (Newport, Rhode Island) is located in the United States
Emmanuel Church (Newport, Rhode Island)
Location42 Dearborn St., Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°28′46.5″N 71°18′45″W / 41.479583°N 71.31250°W / 41.479583; -71.31250Coordinates: 41°28′46.5″N 71°18′45″W / 41.479583°N 71.31250°W / 41.479583; -71.31250
Arealess than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectCram, Goodhue & Ferguson
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
Part ofSouthern Thames Historic District (#08000314)
NRHP reference #96000574[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 16, 1996
Designated CPJune 26, 2008

Emmanuel Church is an historic Episcopal church at 42 Dearborn Street in Newport, Rhode Island. The church began as a mission of Newport's Trinity Church in 1841. In 1852, it was admitted into the diocese as Emmanuel Free Church in its own right.[2]

The current building was designed by architectural firm Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson in Late Gothic Revival style. It was built between 1900 and 1902, thanks to a donation in memory of John Nicholas Brown I by his widow, Natalie Bayard Brown. Brown donated the reredos and murals in 1921 in honor of Armistice Day.[2] In the early 1930s, E. Power Biggs served as its organist.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

Emmanuel Church in 2008.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "The Emmanuel History". Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-06-13.

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