Knights of St. Patrick

1533 State Street • New Haven, CT • New Haven County

Historical Significance

Established on March 17, 1878, the Knights of St. Patrick (KOSP) has a long and distinguished history in the New Haven area. The organization's goal is to honor Irish heritage and to continue to promote it within the community.

Photo: View northeast showing façade. (Tod Bryant)

Photo: Banner inside clubhouse.

Photo: Statue of St. Patrick inside clubhouse. This statue was moved to the clubhouse from St. Patrick's Church in New Haven (1851) when the church was demolished. It has been restored by the club.

The KOSP, as the founders established, continues to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an Annual Banquet held on March 17. The KOSP is one of four New Haven area Irish organizations that organizes and promotes New Haven's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

KOSP annual events in addition to the Banquet include a Car Raffle, Public Safety Night honoring community members, KOSP Members Open House, the KOSP golf tournament, children's parties, and a variety of other activities and trips. Membership is open to all individuals and families interested in promoting Irish heritage.


"Knights of St. Patrick."
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Notable Features of Building or Site

This is a simple, one story building that faces west. It has a flat roof with a false side gable spanning the facade. The site slopes downward to the east and the building gains a full lower story at its south and east elevations. There is a glass double door in the center of the facade.

Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings

The building is in a mixed residential and commercial area at the southeast corner of East Rock Park.

Additional Information

Date(s):  Built in 1957
Style(s):  Vernacular
Present Use:  Social Club; lower level, commercial

Exterior visible from public road.
Interior accessible (During club hours.).

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