“Glorious Gems of Lowell: Patrick Keely’s Legacy” ~ Saturday November 2, 2013

For those current or former parishioners of Lowell’s St. Patrick’s Church, the Immaculate Conception Church, St. Michael’s Church or the demolished St. Peter’s Church, you might want to attend the Saturday Parker Lecture. On November 2, 2013 at 2:00pm the ninety-six year old free public lecture series along with co-sponsor the Lowell Historical Society, will present “Glorious Gems of Lowell: Patrick Keely’s Legacy.” Edward Furey, artist, educator and founder of the Keely Society will talk about Irish, Catholic architect Patrick Charles Keely who designed and built an estimated 700 churches and ecclesiastical buildings in the United States and Canada. Keely left his mark on Lowell, Massachusetts designing the aforementioned churches as well as the addition to St. Joseph’s. Keely also designed the magnificent seat of the Archdiocese of Boston – Holy Cross Cathedral.

St. Patrick’ Church, Lowell, Massachusetts

Church of the Immaculate Conception Lowell, Massachusetts
St. Peter’s Church Lowell, Massachusetts (demolished)
St. Michael’s Church Lowell, MA
“Glorious Gems of Lowell: Patrick Keely’s Legacy” will be the topic of the Parker lecture given at St. Patrick Church on Saturday, November 2nd at 2 pm.  The church will be open for tours beginning at 1 pm hosted by the Irish Cultural Committee of St. Patrick Parish.