Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Conewago
|Location||3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Hanover, Conewago Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||75001604|
|Added to NRHP||January 29, 1975|
|Designated PHMC||December 12, 1947|
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also known as Conewago Chapel, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus located in Conewago Township, Pennsylvania. The church is under the circumscription of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. It was built between 1785 and 1787, and is constructed of brownstone with three-feet thick walls. It measures 2 1/2-stories high, three bays wide and five bays deep. It features a Federal style entrance with a semi-circular arched doorway and an 80-feet high spire, added in 1873. Attached to the chapel is a three-story rectory, also built in 1787. It is the oldest Roman Catholic church constructed of stone in the United States. Prince Gallitzin spent the first five years of his priesthood at Conewago Chapel from 1795 to 1799.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Conewago Chapel - PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes David C. Stacks (1973, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Conewago Chapel" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.
- "Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus information
- Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus organ specifications from the American Guild of Organists
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