Michael O'Donohue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Michael O'Donohue
IMMACULAREcONCEPTIONhARTFORDct.jpg
former Immaculate Conception Church, Hartford, Connecticut
Born 1839
Ireland
Died 1912
Hartford, Connecticut

Michael O'Donohue (1835–1912) was an Irish-American builder and architect from Hartford, Connecticut who designed a number of ecclesiastical buildings in New England for both Roman Catholic and Jewish clients.

Early life and career[edit]

O'Donohue was born in 1835 Ireland and immigrated to America in 1872. Little is known of his life before his relocated to Hartford.

Architectural practice[edit]

In 1890 he moved to Hartford, Connecticut where he established an architectural practice under his own name. He carried on an active business as a designer of Catholic churches in the Gothic Revival style. O’Donohue is one of the few architects of Catholic churches to have also built for non Catholic clients as well.

Legacy[edit]

O'Donohue is not as significant a figure in 19th Century American Catholic architecture as his fellow countrymen and contemporaries Patrick. C Keely, James Murphy, or Patrick W. Ford.[citation needed] Nonetheless his work is appreciated today and several of his buildings have been selected to National Registers.[1]

Works[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

New York[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

References[edit]