St. Mary's College Chapel, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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dc.description Colour: Sepia; Style: landscape; Other: Unbordered, Undivided. en
dc.description.abstract This antique postcard labelled "The Rosary Church, Trinidad, B.W.I." actually bears an image of the first St. Mary's College chapel circa 1920. The new St. Mary's College chapel was an iron structure with Gothic arches and beautifully ornate fretwork built in France at the cost of 1200 pounds. It arrived in Trinidad March 1875. The old reception room was removed to accommodate it near the corner of Frederick and Oxford streets, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The foundation stone was laid 7th April, 1875 and on the 21st May 1875 after a Solemn Requiem service at the old chapel, on the western side of Pembroke Street, the Blessed Sacrament was transported in procession to the new chapel on the eastern side of Pembroke Street to the joyous sounds of instruments and voices. On July 18th the new Chapel was solemnly blessed and opened by His Grace the Archbishop. Fr. Superior said “the labours of many years had been crowned that morning by the blessing of their new chapel” an event that made him proud and happy and thus was filled a want which had long been felt. The new chapel received a marble alter from past students in 1882. The prefabricated metal was, many years later, sold to the City Council as a community centre in Woodbrook. (Fr. Anthony de Verteuil and "Centenary record of the Holy Ghost Fathers in Trinidad and of St. Mary's College, 1863-1963") en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw. en
dc.rights Please contact the Main Library, The University of the West Indies for permission to use the digitized images. en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Postcards en
dc.subject Church buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject [1926]
dc.subject Catholic Church--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Church architecture--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Architecture--Details en
dc.subject Historic buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Cities and towns--Trinidad and Tobago--Port of Spain en
dc.subject Architecture--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Fences--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Towers--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Bell towers--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Shrubs--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Windows--Trinidad and Tobago En
dc.subject Statues--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Balconies--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Hanging baskets en
dc.subject Hanging plants--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Plant hangers en
dc.subject Catholic church buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Windows--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Spires en
dc.subject Chapels--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.title St. Mary's College Chapel, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I. en
dc.type Image en

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