Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1947 St. Matthew

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1947

Postcard. Caption on front: St. Matthews Catholic Church, Dorchester, Mass.  Postally unused.  On verso: No.B2141 Published by T.E. Cushing, Dorchester, Mass. ca. 1910.

In 1888 Father Fitzpatrick of St. Gregory bought a lot of land at the corner of Norfolk and Darlington Streets just west of Codman Square, and two years later opened a temporary church on the site. It opened on Christmas Day, 1890, and remained as a ward of St. Gregory’s until it became St. Matthew Parish in 1900. The new Saint Matthew Church on Stanton Street was the creation of Father John A. Donnelly and was ready for use in 1923.

The most recent use of the building seems to be as Syria Temple No. 31, Prince Hall, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.


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