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AndrewM.Cuomo
Governor
NewYorkStateOfficeofParks, Recreation
3lnd
Historic
Preservation
HistoricPreservationFieldServicesBureau'PeeblesIsland.POBox189,Waterford,NewYork12188-0189 518-237-8643 www.nysparks.cOITl RoseHarvey
Commissioner
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April2012ChristineM.BulmerCitizen'sforSt,Patrick's609
25
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StreetWatervliet,NewYork
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RE:St.Patrick'sChurchComplexWatervliet,AlbanyCountyDearMs.Bulmer,ThankyouforyourletterofApril16
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regardingtheSt,Patrick'sChurchComplexinWatervliet, AlbanyCounty,andtheCitizen'sforSt,Patrick'srequestforanexaminationofitspotential NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces(NRHP)eligibility.Iwouldliketotakethisopportunityto informyouthatthisletterhasbeenreceivedbytheDivisionforHistoricPreservation,whichhas completedareviewofthefacility'sNRHPeligibility.Itistheopinionofthisofficethatthe complexsatisfiesNRHPCriterionC,intheareaofarchitecture,asahighlyintacturbanchurch complex,thecenterpieceofwhichistheca.
1891
church.Thechurchedificerepresentsan outstandingexampleoflater
19
th
centuryGothicRevivalecclesiasticalarchitectureintheCapital District,largelyinspiredbytheexampleoftheBasilicaoftheRosaryinLourdes,France,andwas designedbyTroyarchitectEdwardLothinassociationwithReverendWilliamF.Sheehan.ThisletterandattachedeligibilitystatementaremeanttoestablishtheDivisionforHistoricPreservation'sopinionofSt,Patrick'swithinthecontextoftheNRHPcriteria.Ifyouhaveadditionalquestions,pleasefeelfreetocontactmeviatelephoneatourWaterfordofficesat
(518)
237-8643,ext.3265,orbyemailatWilliatn.Krattinger@park.:i.ny.gov.. WilliamKrattinger HistoricPreservationProgramAnalyst cc:Rev.L.EdwardDeimeke,ImmaculateHeartofMaryParish. NoelA.Olsen,OfficeofRealProperty,RomanCatholicDioceseofAlbany
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DATE:18April2012.PROPERlY:St.Patrick'sCatholicChurch,School
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STATEMENTOFSIGNIFICANCE:TheSt.Patrick'sCatholicChurchcomplexinWatervliet,whichincludesa historicallyrelatedschoolandrectorybuilding,iseligibleforlistingontheStateandNationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces. Thecenterpieceoftheproperty,asubstantiallyscaledbrickmasonryedificeofGothicRevivalconception,wasbegunin 1889andfirstusedforreligiousservicesonChristmas1891.ThedesignrepresentedthecollaborationbetweenTroy architectEdwardW.LothandReverendWilliamF.Sheehan,pastorofSt.Patrick'sfor41years.Plansforthebuilding wereinspiredbyarecentvisitbySheehantoLourdes,France,.wherehehadviewedtheBasilicaoftheRosary,built 1883-89;bothmensubsequentlytraveledtoLourdestoviewthisByzantine-Romanesquebuilding,whichhadbeen designedbyarchitectLeopoldHardy.TheexteriordesignofSt.Patrick's,derivedfromtheexampleoftheLourdes basilica,waspredicatedonasymmetricalfacadewithanengagedcentraltower-whichrisessome137feet,soastofonn aprominentvisuallandmarkintheimmediateregion-behindwhichextendedanavewithasoaringclerestorylevel, transeptsandapse.Thoughoriginallyconceivedtobebuiltofcut-stonelikeitsFrenchcounterpart,thebuttressedwalls wereinsteaderectedwithbrickatthecostofover$100,000.Fenestration,meanwhile,reflectedGothic,andnot Romanesque,precedents.Asfortheinteriorofthechurch,thenavesoarstoanimpressiveheightof100,'theclerestory givingwaytoagroined-vaultedceilingwithperforatedtracery;anarcadeofGothicarcheswhichspringfromclustered columnsseparatesthesideaislesfromthenave.AsnotedinacontemporarynewspaperaccountStPatrick's"hasthe distinctionofbeingthefinestchurchedificenorthofNewYorkCity." Thiseligibilityincludesallofthehistoric-periodfeaturesassociatedwiththedevelopmentorthe
St,
Patrick'sproperty, amongthemtheschoolandrectory,erectedinthe1920s. IfyouhaveanyquestionsconcerningthisDeterminationofEligibility,pleasecontactBillKrattingerat(518) 237-8643,extension?265,orviaemailatWilliatn.Krattinger@pa:rks.ny.gov.
 
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