It was in 1874 when Father Theodore Butler purchased a lot and a home in Augusta, Georgia for an amount of $10,000 to construct a building to be used as a church for the Catholic population as well as a school for children of all denominations. A simple Victorian structure has been served as a temporary facility of the church and since then until the church could begin on a much larger and more significant building for the group.
The first bricks that were laid for Sacred Heart Church in 1897 were opened with the first religious service on December 2, 1900. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building features towering twin spires, fifteen distinctive styles of ninety-four stained glass windows, a barreled vaulted ceiling, great brick woodworks, and intricately carved Italian marble altars. Unfortunately, due to its number of factors, the last mass in this church was held in July 1971. EZ Augusta Junk Removal
Rescue and Rebirth
All because of the generous commitment of the Peter S. Knox family, this facility was rescued from the sixteen years of vandalism, vacancy, and near destruction. After the extensive reconstructions, the building was reopened in 1987 as the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. This structure is now providing a unique venue for social and cultural events such as theatrical presentations, annual Garden Festival, choral concerts, art exhibitions and is also rented continuously throughout the celebration and civic functions. This old Rectory building and the Sacred Heart School building administered offices of local arts and other non-profit organizations including the Greater Augusta Arts Council, Augusta Symphony, Choral Society, Augusta Players, and the Red Cross.
Sacred Heart Cultural Center is also available for hosting events or catering as your rental venue needs. Sacred Heart is the most perfect location for an intimate gathering in a large setup and celebrations, corporate meetings, receptions, special fundraising events, or family reunions. The Great Hall affords many possibilities for its layout and any design you prefer for your event. It is fully equipped with a caterer’s kitchen and on-site tables and chairs that allow for a very effortless set-up. Guests will surely find the lush courtyard and accessible parking space located on-site with very easy entrances to the Great Hall.
Everyone is welcome to join the Sacred Heart Society to become a great part of its legacy. The contribution that will be made will enable the Sacred Heart to present a variety of cultural events to all of the people in the community including choral concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, theatrical presentations, as well as a support for its continued restoration and preservation for the future generations.
Address: 1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA
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