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Photo Friday ~ Sacred Heart Church Galveston Photos taken around Texas and beyond!

Photo Friday - Sacred Heart Parish, Galveston | CherryBlossomKitchen.com

Being a professional photographer I adore shooting architecture and this magnificent structure is a dream to a photographer’s eyes! It’s the Sacred Heart Catholic Church located in the East End Historic District at Broadway Ave and 14th St in Galveston, Texas. The very first mass was held in 1884. The Hurricane of 1900 that hit the island demolished the original building. This storm devastated most of Galveston island and has been known as the worst natural disaster in the United States. All but two stained glass windows, the Mass bell, the statue of the Sacred Heart and the Crucifix were destroyed. Thankfully, these items are at the church to this day. The church was reconstructed and on June 21, 1903 a cornerstone was laid and the church was consecrated on January 17, 1904. If you’re ever in Galveston, it’s worth the short drive to the Historic District to see this breathtaking beauty and many historic homes!

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