This Roman Catholic Parish laid the cornerstone for its church in 1908, and 12 years…More later had built what some now call “the gem of the Boston archdiocese.” Its elegant marble arches, colorful stained glass and many artful details—including the Stations of the Cross crafted in white alabaster—pay homage to the European churches that inspired its design. A self-described “warm, friendly and supportive” congregation, they gather both for mass and many church activities. Adult and children’s choirs, a young adult social group and charitable work are among them.
Christ Episcopal Church 66 Fellsway W, Somerville, MA02145 Priding itself on its "informal, family style" Christ Episcopal is a fresh, progressive institution. In addition to its…More weekly Sunday mass, this "open, inclusive and affirming congregation" also hosts a few nontraditional events. This church has regular "Blessing of the Animals" services in which family pets may be blessed during mass and all donations of pet supplies go to local no-kill shelters. A Halloween party is also held each year.
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 12 Rev Nazareno Properzi Way, Somerville, MA02143 Founded in 1915, this Catholic church sits just off of Somerville Ave. The Rev. Moacir Balen leads the congregation, and…More services are held in both English and Portuguese. The Missionaries of St. Charles, a Catholic order of brothers and priests also known as the Scalabrinian Fathers, staff the parish. The Saint Anthony of Padua School is right next door.
Trinity Church of God 9 Ward St, Somerville, MA02143 This humble chapel is within earshot of the constant automotive hiss of McGrath highway but is hidden down a tight side…More street. Its modest A-frame structure is painted brightly and it has ample free parking. Services are held in English and French.
Pave-Lok Engraving 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA02143 Pave-Lok Engraving is a brick engraving service located in Somerville, Massahusetts. The company engraves bricks for…More libraries, churches, universities, parks and museums. Pave-Lok Engraving provides a variety of of brick and lettering styles, a six-inch brick with two lines being the standard.
Richard Burck Associates, Inc. 7 Davis Sq, Somerville, MA02144 Richard Burck Associates, Inc. is a landscape, architecture, urban design and planning firm located in…More Somerville. Its clients have included the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Harvard Law School, The Alrich Contemporary Art Museum and St. Paul's Church.
Somerville Homeless Coalition Family Shelter 59 Cross St, Somerville, MA02145 Located inside the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Cross Street, the Somerville Homless Coalition Family Shelter has…More facilitites to house up to five families. Founded in 1987, this shelter, a branch of the Somerville Homless Coalition, endeavors to carry out their misson "to provide homeless and near homless individual families with induvidualized supportive services and tailored housing solutions." Check its website for programs and availability.
Built from 1897 to 1899, this stately Romanesque Revival-style church sits grandly on Medford St. A Roman Catholic…More parish, it offers daily mass, and Sunday mass is held in both English and Haitian Creole. Rev. Brian J. McHugh is Pastor, Rev. Thomas B. Corcoran is Parochial Vicar and Rev. Gabriel Lormeus leads the Haitian Ministry.
Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA02144 The Nave Gallery Annex is an exhibition space and gallery located in Davis Square. It is an expansion of the Nave…More Gallery, which is located inside the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church. The Nave Gallery Annex opened its inaugural exhibit January 2013 and features multimedia art and performance, with each exhibition adhering to a central theme and featuring a variety of local and nationally successful artists.
Founded in 1926, this private Catholic school strives to offer students in grades PK-8 "the best possible educational…More program and to develop attitudes that will foster growth spiritually, intellectually, culturally, socially, emotionally, and physically within the framework of a caring and safe Christian atmosphere."
The school draws a diverse population of students from over a dozen area towns. The PTA is active and involved, and an afterschool program offers a balance of homework and play as well as arts and craft activities. For sports, the school makes use of both their own gymnasium and facilities at the St. Catherine of Genoa Church across the street. In keeping with a tradition of compassion, students frequently take part in community service activities.
Somerville Homeless Coalition 1 Davis Sq, Somerville, MA02144 The Somerville Homeless Coalition is a private nonprofit organization tackling homelessness and hunger in Somerville and…More the surrounding communities. Started in 1985 as a community response to homelessness following the extension of the MBTA Red Line to Davis Square, the coalition first began with a six-bed shelter at a College Avenue church. More thana quarter century later, the Somerville Homeless Coalition has grown from six to 16 shelter beds, teamed up with one of the oldest food pantries in New England — Project SOUP — and now provides subsidized housing, case management and other services to more than 250 families and individuals. The coalition also hosts several charity events each year, including a 5K road race and a dinner in April.
With all the buildings that sit beside it, it's easy to overlook Central Hill Park. But this stretch of land on…More Highland Ave. that runs from the library, past the high school and on to City Hall is not just any green space. Laid out in 1876, Central Hill Park is one the city's two oldest parks (Foss Park was dedicated the same year). Walk its few shaded pathways and you can almost imagine our Victorian forebears strolling along on a Sunday with their top hats and parasols.
Today, it covers over 8 acres including the shaded plaza in front of the library, a playground next door and several grassy expanses. A number of memorials also stand on the grounds: the Civil War Memorial to the Union, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the George Dilboy Memorial, the America Legion Memorial, The Somerville Honor Role memorial to WWII veterans, the Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Memorial, and The Unitarian Church Memorial.