St. Mary's Church (New Haven, Connecticut)

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St. Mary's Church, summer 2014.
General information
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Town or city New Haven, Connecticut
Country United States of America
Completed 1834 (destroyed)
1874 (present church)
Demolished 1848 (fire)
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford
Technical details
Structural system Stone masonry
Design and construction
Architect James Murphy (for the 1874 church)

The Church of St. Mary, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, is the parish church of the second oldest Roman Catholic parish in Connecticut. The parish was established in 1832 and is located near Yale University. The Knights of Columbus was founded here in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, who was then the church's assistant pastor.[1] The church is currently run by friars of the Dominican Order.


The first church was built in 1834. It burned down in 1848. The current church at 5 Hillhouse Avenue was dedicated in 1874. It was designed by the eminent architect James Murphy of Providence, Rhode Island.

Front gable, photographed in 2008
St. Mary's New Haven Sanctuary

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  1. ^ The Early Years, Knights of Columbus website. Accessed February 3, 2011.

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Coordinates: 41°18′43″N 72°55′26″W / 41.3119°N 72.9240°W / 41.3119; -72.9240