Sacred Heart Cultural Center

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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
Location Greene and 13th St., Augusta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°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
Built 1898
Architect Otten, Brother Cornelius
Architectural style Late Victorian, Other, Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 72000399[1]
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

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.

History[edit]

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 itclosed 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. The building now host events such as wine festivals, choral concerts, and Christmas events. It is one of the best examples of redeveloping downtown Augusta.

Events[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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