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Home > Connecticut > Waterbury > St. Anne Rectory, 515 South Main Street, Waterbury, New Haven County, CT



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Item Title
BWPhotos 378630

Location
515 South Main Street, Waterbury, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-468
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: St. Anne Rectory (1895) has architectural significance as an early and well-preserved example of the Colonial Revival style, a popular movement at the turn of the century because of its connotations of tradition and elegant living. It embodies the characteristic features of the style in its red-brick exterior, hip roof, and Classically inspired cornice. The interior detail, particularly the various embossed wall coverings, the intricate patterns of the ceiling beams, and the Classical pilasters and entablature framing the opening between the front and back parlors, suggest that the rectory was intended to provide a suitably comfortable and dignified residence for the priests of the parish, comparable to that of an upper middle-class professional person or entrepreneur. The rectory was designed by Louis G. Destremps of Fall River, a noted architect in the southeastern New England region. The building also has historical significance because, as part of a complex of church-related buildings at this site, it recalls the development of the French-Canadian community in Waterbury. St. Anne's parish was established in 1887 to serve French-speaking immigrants from Canada, who were attracted to Waterbury because of its thriving industrial economy. By the time the rectory was built as part of an extensive construction program that also included a parochial school building and the remodeling of an earlier house on the site to serve as a convent.

Subjects
Religious Groups
Concrete Block Buildings
Immigrants


Related Names
Destremps, Louis G.
Clohessy, John
Gaffney, James F.
St. Anne's Church Corporation
Disley & Weyland
Bourret, Rev. Joseph-Edouard
Fleming, Wayne, Photographer
Clouette, Bruce, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
View north, general view of rectory within setting
View east, west (front) elevation
View south, north and east (rear) elevations, garage in foreground
View northwest, south elevation
View east, detail of entrance
View east, west elevation, detail of typical window
View east, west elevation, detail of cornice and dormers
View north, detail of brownstone entrance steps
View south, interior, front parlor
View west, interior, back parlor, looking into front parlor
View northeast, interior, main stairway, hallway, first floor
View south, interior, north front room, typical of second floor living space
View west, interior, kitchen in rear ell
View southwest, interior, dining room
View west, interior, attached porch, south elevation
View northwest, interior, attic story
View north, interior, detail of typical doorway trim and embossed wall covering, front parlor
View southwest, interior, dining room, detail of cornice and embossed wall covering; break in cornice shows location of former built-in cabinet
View east, interior, detail of room framing, rear ell
View east, interior, cellar under kitchen, detail of steam boiler


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