Patrick Keely – irish architect, worked in New York

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      Paul Clerkin
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      Born in County Tipperary in 1816, Keely emigrated to the U.S. at age 25 and settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, where he worked as a carpenter. Because Keely’s formal training in architecture is undocumented, it is believed he learned design and construction from his father, a builder. After completing an altar and reredos (altar screen) for St. James Pro-Cathedral and going on to build St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Brooklyn in 1846.

      http://www.irish-architecture.com/news/2006/000170.html

      Be interesting to know a bit more about him…..

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      Anonymous
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      Try the following link:

      http://www.keelysociety.com/patrick.htm

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