Matthew Sullivan

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Matthew Sullivan
Annunciation of The Lord Church, Taunton Massachusetts
(formerly Sacred Heart Church)
Born 1868
Boston, Massachusetts
Died 1948
Canton, Massachusetts
Nationality USA
Known for Architect, poet, partner in Maginnis Walsh and Sullivan, and Matthew Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan (1868–1948) was an American architect whose practice specialized in ecclesiastical design.

Early life and architectural training[edit]

Sullivan was born in Boston and trained in the office of Edmund M. Wheelwright, Boston City Architect (1891-1894). Sullivan succeeded Wheelwright as City Architect and served in that position from 1895 to 1901, when he became a junior partner in the firm of Maginnis, Walsh and Sullivan. This firm was widely known for its ecclesiastical work. He withdrew from that partnership to carry on work independently in 1906.

Architectural practice[edit]

Among other commissions credited to Sullivan are the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Elmhurst in Providence [commonly known as Elmhurst Academy , which burned and was demolished circa 1970s]; Harkins Hall, the original building of Providence College ; and various religious buildings in the southeastern Massachusetts towns of Fall River, Fairhaven, and Mattapoisett.

Sullivan’s work includes[edit]


Hayman, Robert W. (1995). Catholicism in Rhode Island and the Diocese of Providence Volume Two, Providence: Diocese of Providence. Library of Congress Number: 94-69200 page 410, 419, 445, 586-587, 598, 592