St. Andrews Episcopal Chapel - Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Posted by: BruceS
N 42° 00.063 W 071° 31.871
19T E 290369 N 4652992
Quick Description: Historic former Episcopal chapel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2008 1:17:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM516A
"St Andrews Chapel is a good example of small-scale Late Victorian
picturesque architecture unusual for it polychrome pressed brick construction
and noteworthy for the clarity, economy and unity of its design. It is
also significant for the labor and materials neighborhood residents and
parishioners donated to make its construction possible.
St. Andrews was built as a mission chapel by St. James Episcopal Parish of
Woonsocket in 1894 to serve the new and growing working-class Fairmount
neighborhood. The Fairmount Land Company donated the lot for the chapel.
Woonsocket architect and St. James parishioner George Spaulding donated the
plans and building specifications The Granite Pressed Brick Company, also
of Woonsocket, donated the unusual pressed concrete brick used in the building.
Edgar M. Slocum did the painting free of charge. The chapel's bell was a
gift from Mark Hough and in 1897 Gilbert & Butler of Boston gave the pipe organ." -
Woonsocket MRA NRHP documentation pg 73.
After the Episcopal church left the building it was used by various
denomination the last of which is the Seventh Day Adventists. The building
is now used as a holistic counseling center.