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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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2703 W Franklin St, originally 1701 w franklin
Evansville, IN 47712

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1928 Church moves from school building


District: Independence
Latitude: 37.981204471101
Longitude: -87.605720758438
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Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: Fowler & Legeman


Founded in 1885, Sacred Heart was orginally located in a church building at Tenth and Iowa, near St. Boniface. The church moved to Franklin St in 1914 when the school and rectory were built. Mass was held in the school building for several years.

In 1921 a convent was built

In 1928 a new Sacred Heart Church was constructed. It was copied from the chapel at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and was designed by Fowler & Legeman. The new church was built at a cost of $102,000 and was located between the school and the rectory. The Sacred Heart of Jesus was dedicated April 14, 1929.

A renovation occurred in 1952


See also Sacred Heart School Sacred Heart Rectory Sacred Heart Convent Churches / Religion Independence district

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