St. Patrick's Church (Staten Island, New York)

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Church of Saint Patrick
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LocationStaten Island, New York
Built1862 (steeple added 1898)
Architectural style(s)Early Romanesque Revival-style
Governing bodyRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
DesignatedFebruary 20, 1968

The Church of St. Patrick is a parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located in the Richmondtown area of Staten Island, New York City.

The church was established at the county seat in 1862 as a mission of St. Joseph's, Rossville, and it was the fifth Catholic church on Staten Island. It became an independent parish in 1884.[1] Prior to construction of the church, the Catholic community in the area was served by the founding pastor John Barry, a priest from Rossville, as well as by James Roosevelt Bayley, a future archbishop.[2]

The early Romanesque Revival-style building, constructed in 1862 with a steeple added in 1898, was declared a New York City Landmark on February 20, 1968.[2][3]

During 1914–1922, St. Patrick's established four Staten Island mission churches that grew to become independent parishes: St. Margaret Mary, Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Clare, and St. Charles.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Shelley, Thomas J. (2007). The Bicentennial History of the Archdiocese of New York, 1808–2008. Editions Du Signe. p. 490. ISBN 978-2746819450.
  2. ^ a b "Saint Patrick's Church". Historic Richmond Town. July 26, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  3. ^ New York City Landmark Designation Report Archived 2010-03-11 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed January 4, 2011)

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Coordinates: 40°34′13.82″N 74°8′36.85″W / 40.5705056°N 74.1435694°W / 40.5705056; -74.1435694