Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church Complex
Omaha Sacred Heart Church from NE 2.JPG
Church seen from northeast
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Omaha, Nebraska) is located in Nebraska
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Omaha, Nebraska)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Omaha, Nebraska) is located in the United States
Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Omaha, Nebraska)
Location2218 Binney Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates41°17′10.5″N 95°56′44.5″W / 41.286250°N 95.945694°W / 41.286250; -95.945694Coordinates: 41°17′10.5″N 95°56′44.5″W / 41.286250°N 95.945694°W / 41.286250; -95.945694
Built1900
ArchitectFisher & Lawrie
Architectural styleGothic revival
NRHP reference No.83001093 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 24, 1983

Sacred Heart Catholic Church is located at 2206 Binney Street in the Kountze Place neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha.

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Built in 1902 in Late Gothic Revival style, the City of Omaha declared it a landmark in 1979, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Located in a historically African American neighborhood today, the church was originally constructed on land donated by Omaha real estate investor and banker Herman Kountze for his housing addition called Kountze Place. [2] A high-end streetcar suburb, Kountze Place was an all-white enclave for more than 50 years. White flight in the neighborhood began in 1936 with the imposition of Home Owners Loan Corporation funds diverting money from a neighboring African American neighborhood called the Omaha. This mass exodus of parishioners from the surrounding neighborhood left Sacred Heart in a lurch, and the church became an open parish for members across the city.[3] Today, the parish and its elementary school for neighborhood students continue thriving, along with a community outreach program and more.

The building continues serving the parish an has been recognized as an official Omaha Landmark.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ (nd) Sacred Heart Church. City of Omaha Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission. Retrieved 5/29/07.
  3. ^ ["A History of the Sacred Heart Parish,"] Adam Fletcher Sasse, NorthOmahaHistory.com. Retrieved January 19, 2023.

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