Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory
Sacred Heart Catholic Church is a substantial brick structure in the “Sober Gothic Style” featuring pointed arches, decorative brickwork and two colors of local rhyolitic tuff stone for trim and the foundation. It is one of the best examples of religious architecture in Arizona. Originally, the church had a steeple 115 feet tall. After being struck by lightning several times, it was removed in 1930. In 1915, the old hospital was torn down and the Rectory was built next door. A new hospital had been built on Grove Avenue in 1898, and the name was changed to Sisters of Mercy Hospital.
June 13, 1969 was the last time the church was used for religious services. In 1969 the Prescott Fine Arts Association acquired the property for a theater and art gallery, an excellent example of adaptation of a historically significant building
Erected by The City of Prescott.
Location. 34° 32.636′ N, 112° 28.045′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on North Marina Street., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The building is now the Prescott Fine Arts Association. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. I. Gardner Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Head Hotel (about 600 feet away); Santa Fe Depot (about 600 feet away); Hassayampa Inn (about 600 feet away); The Day Octagon (about 700 feet away); Prescott National Bank (about 800 feet away); The Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ehle Family and the Montezuma Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Regarding Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory. This building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 14, 1978.
Also see . . . Prescott Past. This personal blog gives information as well as (Submitted on August 13, 2009.)
1. Current Name of Building
Prescott Center for the Arts vice Prescott Fine Arts Association. Date of change was 2011.
Theater is now called Mainstage Theater.
— Submitted September 15, 2017, by Michael Kelly of Lawrence, Kansas.
Categories. • Churches, Etc. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.