Saint Martin's Church, Providence

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Saint Martin's Church
St. Martins Church Providence.jpg
Saint Martin's Church, Providence is located in Rhode Island
Saint Martin's Church, Providence
Saint Martin's Church, Providence is located in the US
Saint Martin's Church, Providence
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′55″N 71°23′10″W / 41.83194°N 71.38611°W / 41.83194; -71.38611Coordinates: 41°49′55″N 71°23′10″W / 41.83194°N 71.38611°W / 41.83194; -71.38611
Built 1917
Architect Clarke & Howe
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 96000571[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1996

St. Martin's Church is an historic Episcopal church at 50 Orchard Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island.

The congregation was established in 1885 and the Gothic Revival church building was constructed in 1917 to a design by Clarke & Howe to replace an earlier wooden building.[2] It is a granite structure with a squat square three-stage tower at its southeast corner. The parish house, attached to the main building's northeast corner, is a Tudor Revival structure added in 1925.[3]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

Stained Glass Window[edit]

The church features a stained glass window scene of namesake St. Martin cutting off half of his cloak to give to a beggar. The windows of the church were designed by Boston window designer Harry E. Goodhue and his wife, Mary, and installed in 1919.[4] A restoration of the windows was undertaken by an Attleboro studio, New England Stained Glass, during the winter of 2014-2015. The entire window was removed from the wall, then individual pieces were removed, cleaned, reassembled, and re-leaded onto new metal frames.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
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  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for St. Martin's Church" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-28. 
  4. ^ a b Anderson, Patrick (2 April 2015). "Restoration day for 97-year-old stained-glass window in Providence church". Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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