Catholic Shine of the Immaculate Conception

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Founded in 1848, the Shrine is the first Catholic Church in the City of Atlanta. The high marble altar was dedicated in 1880 and still serves as the focal point of the sanctuary. Restorations after a 1982 fire uncovered the crypt of Thomas O’Reilly who in 1864 kept Sherman from burning the Shrine and several other churches and buildings in the heart of Atlanta.

Image by Rob Simmons

Event Details

Friday, March 15, 2013
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Reservations Not Required
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information

Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Area of City: Downtown
48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta GA  30303
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Preservation Partner

Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Our mission statement celebrates the diversity of God’s creation and so we continue to welcome people of every race, language and way of life. Throughout our history, the parishioners of The Shrine have been dedicated to community service from ministering to Confederate soldiers during the Civil War to the current establishment of a night shelter during the winter months. St. Francis’ Table feeds the hungry on Saturday mornings and the church is involved in many outreach ministries.