• Waves

    7 monthes ago - By Urban Sketchers

    [by Fred Lynch in New Bedford, Massachusetts]
    This is a small piece of a very large stone church in seaside New Bedford, Massachusetts. The small city is known for it big fishing fleet and as a setting for Moby Dick. St. Lawrence the Martyr Church is where my grandfather John Joseph Lynch was baptized in 1895. His Irish born father started his family here - not as a fisherman, but as a stonecutter. They stayed for two years before moving on to Providence, Rhode Island. Interestingly, the designer of this church was foreign-born Patrick Keely, also from Ireland.
    The city the Lynches left...
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