Seamen's Church Institute of Newport

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Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
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Seamen's Church Institute of Newport is located in Rhode Island
Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
Seamen's Church Institute of Newport is located in the United States
Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
LocationNewport, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°29′14″N 71°19′1″W / 41.48722°N 71.31694°W / 41.48722; -71.31694Coordinates: 41°29′14″N 71°19′1″W / 41.48722°N 71.31694°W / 41.48722; -71.31694
ArchitectFrederic Rhinelander King
Durr Friedley (muralist)
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Other
NRHP reference #83000178 [1]
Added to NRHPAugust 4, 1983

The Seamen's Church Institute is a social service organization and historic building located at 18 Market Square in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1919, the Institute's mission is to provide men and women of the sea and persons referred from the community a safe haven in which they may find comfort, recreation and benefit.


The Church Institute building was built in 1930 by Edith and Maude Wetmore, daughters of Governor and Senator George Peabody Wetmore (owner of Chateau-sur-Mer). It contains an ornately painted chapel (the work of muralist Durr Freedley),[2] as well as a small library, restaurant, laundry rooms, Wi-Fi and meeting rooms. The building, designed by the architect Frederic Rhinelander King in a Colonial Revival style, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
  2. ^ Finding aid for the Durr Friedley Records, 1906-1918 in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives.

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