Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church (HMYLG)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 18.186', W 94° 46.893'

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The earliest Catholic services in the Galveston area were conducted in 1838. In 1884, as a result of the church's growth under the direction of such leaders as Bishop J.M. Odin, the Galveston Diocese established Sacred Heart as the fourth church on the island.

Services for Sacred Heart Church were held in the St. Mary's University building until 1892, when the parish's first structure was completed. Designed by the noted Galveston architect Nicholas J. Clayton, it was destroyed in the 1900 hurricane.

The present building, the second for the parish, was constructed in 1903-04 during the pastorate of the Rev. D.J. Murphy. A prominent landmark in the city, it features ornate octagonal towers, flying buttresses, elaborate ornamentation, and a variety of arches. The design reflects influences of the Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic and Romanesque styles. The building's original dome, damaged in a 1915 hurricane, was redesigned by Nicholas Clayton.

Sacred Heart Church has played a significant role in the growth and development of Galveston. Since the 1880s, many of the city's prominent business, professional, civic and religious leaders have been associated with the parish.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
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HM NumberHMYLG
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Marker Number7170
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326971 N 3242884
Decimal Degrees29.30310000, -94.78155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.186', W 94° 46.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 11.16" N, 94° 46' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston TX 77550, US
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