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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

St. Stephen's Church

New North Meeting House

 

— Richard Cardinal Cushing - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy —

 
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By Grace Corpuz, October 17, 2010
1. St. Stephen's Church Marker Panel 1
Inscription.  
[Panel 1]
St. Stephen's Church
The North End’s changing ethnic and religious groups always had a good friend in St. Stephen’s Church. Originally called “New North” (to distinguish it from nearby “Old North”), it was founded by “seventeen substantial mechanicks” as a Congregational parish before the Revolution. It was Unitarian when Charles Bulfinch designed the present building in 1804, and 58 years later when the North End was mostly Irish, it was given a new Catholic identity and its new name. This is the only Bullfinch church still standing in Boston.
North End

[Panel 2]
[Relief image of the church ]
On this site was erected in 1714, the New North Meeting House, the second church in the North End of Boston. Enlarged in 1730, rebuilt in 1802 from the design of Charles Bulfinch. This tablet placed by the City of Boston, 1930.

[Panel 3]
Since 1862 St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church renovated and restored in 1965 to original Charles Bulfinch design by Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston
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By Grace Corpuz, October 17, 2010
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Chester B. Wright, AIA, architect. Thomas O’Connor & Co., contractor


[Panel 4]
St. Stephen’s Church
Boston, Mass.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
July 22, 1890 - January 22, 1995

Baptized July 23, 1890
A Mass of the Resurrection January 24, 1995
“...the most important element in human life is faith.”
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

 
Erected by the City of Boston.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionWomen. In addition, it is included in the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) series list.
 
Location. 42° 21.924′ N, 71° 3.173′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Hanover Street north of Clark Street. Marker is at the main (west) entrance to the Church, between Clark and Harris Streets and across Hanover Street from the Paul Revere Mall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Hanover Street, Boston MA 02113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Revere & William Dawes (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); To Those Men of the North End / Thomas Cass (about 300 feet
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away, measured in a direct line); John Winthrop / Nicholas Upsall / Cotton Mather / John Hull (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named St. Stephen's Church (about 300 feet away); The Salutation Tavern / The Green Dragon Tavern (about 300 feet away); Sir William Phips / Joseph Warren / John Manley / Edmund Hartt (about 300 feet away); John Tileston / To Those Men of the North End (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Stephen's Church - National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service, 1975. (Submitted on October 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle. (Submitted on October 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Charles Bulfinch, architect. (Submitted on October 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Rose Kennedy. (Submitted on October 24, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Missionary Society of Saint James Unitarian Universalism Roman Catholicism
 
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By Grace Corpuz, October 17, 2010
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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
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Wikipedia
5. St. Stephen's Church, Boston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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