Saint Thomas Episcopal Church and Rectory - Smithfield RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 52.276 W 071° 33.165
19T E 288154 N 4638633
Quick Description: The present church, a handsome Gothic Revival stone structure, was designed by a prominent local architect, Thomas Alexander Tefft, built in 1851.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2020 7:31:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM12F8W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The present church, a handsome Gothic Revival stone structure, was designed by a prominent local architect, Thomas Alexander Tefft, and built in 1851 on land donated to the new congregation by Resolved Waterman, a Greenville native and prominent businessman. The congregation was established as an offshoot of St. Stephen's Church in Providence, which was attended by Waterman and whose officiant, Rev. James Eames, was Saint Thomas' first minister. It is one of a small number of surviving designs by Tefft, who designed as many as 25 Rhode Island churches in his career. The rectory, a modest vernacular Queen Anne structure, was built in 1889.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
Putnam Pike
Smithfield , RI


County / Borough / Parish: Providence

Year listed: 1987

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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