Dorchester Illustration 2196 St. Matthew’s Church

Dorchester Illustration no. 2196

St. Matthew’s Church appeared in American Architect and Building News, March 20, 1918.

In 1888 Father Fitzpatrick of St. Gregory’s bought a lot of land at the corner of Norfolk and Darlington Streets, 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’s Parish in 1900. The new Saint Matthew’s on Stanton Street was the creation of Father John A. Donnelly, 1907-1923, the second pastor of the parish, and the new church building was ready for use in 1923.

St. Matthew’s was designed by Cambridge architect, Charles Greco, who designed many church buildings, Catholic and Jewish, in Boston, Cleveland, Miami, Brockton, Jamaica Plain (Immaculate Conception) and Cambridge. He also built fire houses in Cambridge.


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