Sacred Heart Church (Jersey City)

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Sacred Heart Church is a historic church and former Roman Catholic parish church located in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey, United States. It is within the Archdiocese of Newark.

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Built between 1922 and 1924, it was designed by Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram with a mixture of Spanish Gothic and Moorish architecture. Its stained glass windows were designed by the then 18-year-old Harry Wright Goodhue.[1][2]

Sacred Heart Church closed in 2005 when the number of parishioners dropped to a few hundred from the 4,000 it had at its peak. The Archdiocese of Newark has no plans to reopen the church.[3][4] The affiliated Sacred Heart School remains open.[5][6] The complex is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places[7] but is considered threatened.[8]

The priory of the church become home of the Jersey City Employment & Training Program (JCETP) re-entry program, headed by Jim McGreevey, in 2015.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dreaming in Technicolor". Architectural Media. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ Gomez, John (2009), Legendary Locals, Arcadia Publishing
  3. ^ Fernandes, Nicolas (June 27, 2014). "Preservationist thinks reopening Jersey City church will improve MLK Drive area". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  4. ^ Gomez, john (2008). "Sacred Heart Church in Jersey City, New Jersey A HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF RALPH ADAMS CRAM'S SEMINAL SPANISH GOTHIC MASTERWORK" (PDF). Columbia University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-10. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  5. ^ Thorbourne, Ken (June 26, 2014). "Amid economic challenges, Jersey City's Sacred Heart School continues mission". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  6. ^ "Sacred Heart School". Sacred Heart School. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  7. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Hudson County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
  8. ^ "Sacred Heart Church". Preservation New Jersey. Archived from the original on 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  9. ^ http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2015/07/lt_gov_guadagno_fulop_mcgreeve.html

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Coordinates: 40°42′24″N 74°05′00″W / 40.7066°N 74.0832°W / 40.7066; -74.0832