Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1900, Augusta

Now home to Sacred Heart Cultural Center, this awe-inspiring place is a magnet for the arts and culture and a cornerstone of historic preservation in downtown Augusta. From their website: The first bricks were laid for Sacred Heart Church in 1897.  The church was a magnificent house of worship for over seventy years.  Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it is an architectural masterpiece.  The building features towering twin spires, graceful arches, fifteen distinctive styles of brickwork, ninety-four stained glass windows, a barreled vaulted ceiling and intricately carved Italian marble altars.  Because of the steady move by Augustans to the suburbs, the last mass was held in Sacred Heart July 3, 1971.

National Register of Historic Places


3 thoughts on “Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1900, Augusta

  1. DeAun Rene Gilreath

    This also served as a Catholic School that was established and run by the nuns. My mother attended school there.

  2. tarobinsonsr

    Great capture – as always, Brian. These old museums to Christianity seem to beckon for new congregations to come back, or renew their faith. When empty, they lose their vibrancy.


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