Image: No. 12030 Benedict Fenwick School from Boston City Archives

150 Magnolia Street, Dorchester
Built 1912
James E. McLaughlin, Architect

Bishop Benedict Fenwick (1783-1846) was born in Maryland, graduated from Georgetown University and ordained a Jesuit priest in 1808. After Bishop Fenwick was appointed Bishop of Boston in 1822, he expanded the diocese from three to 40 churches and founded The Pilot, the diocesan paper.

The bulding has been converted to residential housing.



What’s In a Name? Names of Boston’s Schools: Their Origin. Boston: School Volunteers for Boston and the Boston Public Schools. (Boston, 1980)


Posted on

May 31, 2020