Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1946 St Williams

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1946

St. William Parish was set off from St. Peter in 1909, consisting of territory south of St. Margaret nearly to Glovers Corner, and including the Savin Hill district. The Reverend James J. Baxter was the first pastor and was succeeded by James McCarthy. Baxter bought the Worthington estate at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Belfort Street. The old mansion was adapted as a rectory.  The Spanish Mission style church  at 1048 Dorchester Avenue was consecrated in 1910, designed by Edward Sheehan, a Dorchester resident.  The building was destroyed by fire on September 24, 1980.

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