Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1948 St Marks Church

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1948

Take a look at the similarities between the original building of St. Marks Church on Dorchester Avenue and yesterday’s illustration of St. Matthews.

Postcard. Caption on front: St. Marks Church and Rectory, Dorchester. Circa 1910.

In 1899 Father Fitzpatrick of St. Gregory’s bought a piece of land on Dorchester Avenue and Rosemont Street and built a chapel. In 1905 St. Marks Parish was set off from St. Gregorys with J.A. Daly as Pastor. He continued until his death in 1944.

In 1914 the parish commissioned Charles Brigham to design the red brick church in perpendicular gothic style that replaced the wooden church building shown in the illustration.

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