Blessed Sacrament

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Blessed Sacrament from the Hyde Square rotary.
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Blessed Sacrament from the Hyde Square rotary.
The intact 19th century Catholic parish complex at the heart of the neighborhood is made up of two schools, a rectory, a convent and the church.

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District Details

According to the 1984 Parker Hill/Mission Hill Study Report, this district is eligible for National Register and Boston Landmark designation.

pdf-icon_sm.jpg1984 Survey Report - Blessed Sacrament Landmark District Recommendation & Inventory Sheets (2.1MB)

The Blessed Sacrament Church Campus qualifies for designation as a "distinguished complex of church buildings dating from 1894-1926." The church itself contains stained glass, murals, and woodwork by important 19th-century artists.

Boston Landmark Petition status

A petition for Boston Landmark designation of the Blessed Sacrament Campus district was accepted by the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) on February 24, 2005. The proposed district includes all of the buildings on the property, including the two schools, the Convent, the Church, the Rectory, and the garages. The petition is now referenced by the BLC as #214.05.

pdf-icon_sm.jpgBoston Landmarks Acceptance of Blessed Sacrament Landmark District Petition (52K)

Contributing resources

This district is made up of five primary buildings:

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Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
361 Centre Street
Style: Italian Renaissance Revival
Architect: Charles R. Greco
Date: 1913

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Blessed Sacrament Rectory
365 Centre Street
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: possibly Rev. Arthur T. Connolly
Date: 1894

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Blessed Sacrament Convent
25-35 Creighton Street
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: Frank Power
Date: 1896

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St. Norbert's Grammar School
24 Sunnyside Street
Style: Jacobean Revival
Architect: Charles R. Greco
Date: 1926

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Cheverus Grammar School
30 Sunnyside Street
Style: Victorian Gothic
Architect: attributed to Rev. Arthur T. Connolly
Date: c. 1899

Buildings that are no longer standing are described on the Lost Buildings of Blessed Sacrament page.

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Google Map of Blessed Sacrament Landmark District

Bromley insurance map, Roxbury Plate 22, 1890
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Bromley insurance map, Roxbury Plate 22, 1890
Bromley insurance map, Roxbury Plate 22, 1899
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Bromley insurance map, Roxbury Plate 22, 1899
Proposed National Register Districts in the Hyde Square area
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Proposed National Register Districts in the Hyde Square area
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