Sacred Heart Cultural Center

The Sacred Heart Cultural Center, known also as Sacred Heart Catholic Church, is an events center and a former Roman Catholic Church located in Augusta, Georgia. It is one of the more notable and recognized landmarks in the city.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Cultural Center front gates.jpg
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Sacred Heart Cultural Center is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Sacred Heart Cultural Center is located in the United States
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
LocationGreene and 13th Sts., Augusta, Georgia
Coordinates33°28′38″N 81°58′37″W / 33.47722°N 81.97694°W / 33.47722; -81.97694Coordinates: 33°28′38″N 81°58′37″W / 33.47722°N 81.97694°W / 33.47722; -81.97694
Built1898
ArchitectCornelius Otten
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Romanesque
NRHP reference No.72000399[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 16, 1972

HistoryEdit

 
An east view of the building
 
Sacred Heart plaque

It was built by Jesuit priests and its first service was on December 2, 1900. The church had been in Augusta for 70 years, until it closed in 1971 due to modern suburban advancements. While the building was vacant, it endured much vandalism and was near destruction.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

In 1987, the Knox Foundation renovated the building and opened as a vibrant center of the city for cultural events.

EventsEdit

The Sacred Heart Cultural Center hosts special events such as wine festivals, choral concerts, Christmas events, and an annual garden festival. Artwork is exhibited on a regular basis in the Art Gallery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.

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