Patrick Charles Keely

Patrick Charles Keely (1816, Thurles, County Tipperary — Aug. 11, 1896, Brooklyn, New York) was an Irish-American architect based in Brooklyn, New York and Providence, Rhode Island. He was a prolific designer of nearly six hundred churches and hundreds of other institutional buildings for the Roman Catholic Church or Roman Catholic patrons in the eastern United States of America and Canada, particularly in New York City, Boston, Massachusetts, and Chicago in the later half of the nineteenth century. He designed every nineteenth-century Catholic cathedral in New England.1  Several other church and institutional architects began their careers in his firm.