Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Designed in the French Romanesque style by architect W.T. Downing, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been an important center for Catholic religious, educational and cultural life since its inception in 1898. It is a striking red-brick building, featuring arched windows and doorways, stained glass windows, and two towers that reach a height of 137 feet. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Backstory and Context
Maria King & Elizabeth A. Lyon. "Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. May 13, 1976. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/fa50739e-a42b-432c-94ac-7e3124c696cd.
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