Sacred Heart Cultural Center

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

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 the church closed in 1971 due to modern suburban advancements. While the building was vacant, it endured much vandalism and was near destruction after vandalism and vacancy.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

In 1987, city officials 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

The Sacred Heart Cultural Center host special events such as wine festivals, choral concerts, Christmas events, and an annual garden festival. Art work are exhibited on a regular basis in the Art Gallery.

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