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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Church of the Sacred Heart

 
 
Church of the Sacred Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 14, 2017
1. Church of the Sacred Heart Marker
Inscription. The Church of the Sacred Heart was constructed in 1905. The Right Reverend Edward Allen, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mobile, which at the time encompassed Pensacola, appointed the pastor of Pensacola’s St. Michael’s Church, Father Robert Fullerton, to supervise the building of the Gothic Revival style church. The building was barely completed when the “great Pensacola hurricane of 1906” demolished the church’s roof. The damaged building was rebuilt and dedicated by Bishop Allen in April 1907 with a parish of 25 families. The church housed its Catholic parishioners for 50 years until the congregation moved to a larger facility in 1956. The church was sold to the City of Pensacola in 1956 with a deed restriction that the building could never be resold for use as a Protestant church. After serving as a concert hall for the Greater Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and then as a youth recreation center, the building was sold in 1965 to the Central Church of Christ for use as a Protestant church after Pope Paul VI lifted the deed restriction. Unity of Pensacola purchased the church in 1982 and restored its 18 original Belgian-made stained glass windows.
 
Erected 2013 by Unity of Pensacola and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-762.)
 
Location.
Church of the Sacred Heart Marker and building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 14, 2017
2. Church of the Sacred Heart Marker and building
30° 25.253′ N, 87° 12.384′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of North 9th Avenue (State Road 289) and East Jackson Street, on the left when traveling south on North 9th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 716 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola FL 32501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic John the Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen R. Mallory (approx. 0.4 miles away); P.K. Yonge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hawkshaw (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Sullivan (approx. half a mile away); Ebenezer Dorr (approx. half a mile away); Don Manuel Gonzalez (approx. half a mile away); John Innerarity (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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