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Historic Neighborhood Photo: St. Stephen’s Church

Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library, Print Department

Take a look at this old photo of St. Stephen’s Church on snowy Hanover Street. The Church, formerly known as New North, was built in 1804 and the last remaining church standing that was designed by famed architect Charles Bulfinch.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was baptized here in 1890, when her father Mayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald lived in the North End. Her funeral was also held here in 1995.

Over the years, the Church transitioned from Unitarian to Roman Catholic. Today, it is home to the Missionary Society of St. James.

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See past historic neighborhood photo posts.