Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6498

Date

2019

Date of Award

10-31-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Art History

Committee Chair

Fred Albertson

Committee Member

Earnestine Jenkins

Committee Member

William McKeown

Abstract

St. Peter Catholic Church, built between 1852 and 1858, marks the introduction of the Gothic Revival style to Memphis, Tennessee. This thesis examines this church in relation to the larger body of work attributed to the architect, Patrick Charles Keely. It is clear that St. Peter Catholic Church, with its crenellated octagonal towers joined by a parapet, is an anomaly among Keely-designed churches and has its closest affinities with the Old Louisiana State Capitol Building, completed in 1852. It is suggested that St. Peter may reflect a rare attempt by Keely to create a regionally oriented Gothic Revival style. The research gathered for this thesis was also presented in an exhibitiuon, held at St. Peter Catholic Church from June 16 to July 6, 2019. Six didactic panels combined text and images to highlight Gothic Revival architecture, the career of Patrick Keely, and the distinctive features of St. Peter Catholic Church.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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