Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sacred Heart Church - 1920
Coronado Historical Landmark
— Coronado Historical Association —
Irving J. Gill, Architect
Erected 1980 by Coronado Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
Location. 32° 41.386′ N, 117° 10.555′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of C Avenue and 7th Street, on the left when traveling south on C Avenue. Marker is on right side of church building behind a towering cypress tree. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 655 C Avenue, Coronado CA 92118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stockdale Tribute (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Babcock Court (about 600 feet away); Carrothers Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Bank Building - 1911 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seavey House - 1887J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
Regarding Sacred Heart Church - 1920. Sacred Heart Church is home to an active Catholic parish and also has a Catholic school which is across the street from the main church building on which the maker is placed; the school serves Coronado K-8th grade youth. The architect, Irving John Gill, is considered a pioneer of the modern movement in architecture. He did most of his work in Southern California, especially in San Diego. In 1920, Sacred Heart Church was dedicated by Bishop Cantwell of the Diocese of Monterey and Los Angeles. Bishop Cantwell said, ”Sacred Heart Church is one of the most perfect examples of ecclesiastical architecture in California.”
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.