Established in 1810The current sanctuary was constructed from 1857-63 and is one of the oldest Catholic Church buildings in Georgia. It was designed by J.R. Niernsee, architect of the State House in Columbia, South Carolina. The original 1814 structure served as the Sisters of Mercy hospital and orphanage during the Yellow Fever epidemics of 1839 and 1854. It was again used as their hospital during the Civil War. Father Abram Ryan (1838-1886), " poet-priest of the Confederacy," edited The Banner of the South, a Catholic weekly, while serving as pastor of the church during the Civil War.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||The Georgia Historical Society and the Parish of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.Georgia Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 410189 N 3704017|
|Decimal Degrees||33.47186667, -81.96656667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 28.312', W 81° 57.994'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 28' 18.72" N, 81° 57' 59.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 730-798 Telfair St, Augusta GA 30901, US|
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