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St. Ann
St. Ann's Church, Jan. 2003
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 In 1880 Father Fitzpatrick of St. Gregory's Catholic Church purchased a lot of 40,000 square feet of land on Minot Street in Neponset, and by December, 1881, a new church was ready for use. The church remained a ward of St. Gregory's until 1889 when it became St. Ann's Parish. In 1915 Father John S. McKone began the construction of a new church on a new site, on Neponset Avenue. The new church building in the style of a Roman basilica with a campanile in the rear was finished in 1920.

St. Ann was designed by Edward Graham, a significant architect in Massachusetts and in Cleveland, Ohio. His work was influenced by Maginnis. He designed Holy Name in West Roxbury, St. Paul in Cambridge and the major church in Winthrop. He also designed city hall annex and the Forsyte Dental Clinic in the Fenway.

For more information, consult:

Lord, Robert H., John E. Sexton and Edward T. Harrington. History of the Archdiocese of Boston. New York: Sheed & Ward, 1944. 3 vols.

Parise, Michael. The History of Saint Gregory's Parish, Lower Mills, Dorchester and Milton, 1862-1987. Dorchester: Published by Saint Gregory's Parish, 1987.

Shand Tucci, Douglass. The Gothic Churches of Dorchester. Issued by the Dorchester Savings Bank. Boston: Tribune Publishing Company, 1972.

Readers' Comments
 Comment from Terry Henderson

St Ann's Church was a leader in waking, shaking up perhaps ,the church services. With rock music. Does any one remember Sister Robert Maureen?

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Created: September 28, 2003   Modified: March 27, 2006