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Creation Date

9-3-2011

Building Name

St Joseph's Catholic Church

Description

St Joseph's Catholic Marker, Macon GA

The text on the marker reads as :

" The history of Roman Catholicism in Macon dates to a visit in 1829 by Bishop John England of the Diocese of Charleston and the subsequent migration of Irish Catholic families in the 1830s. In 1841, Macon´s Catholics received their first pastor, Father James Graham. A succession of buildings and sites was purchased and used by Macon´s Catholics during the nineteenth century, until the construction of St. Joseph´s Catholic Church at this location from 1889-1903. This Gothic Revival structure, designed by Brother Cornelius Otten, features a domed cupola, flying buttresses, stained-glass windows from Bavaria , and a high altar of Carrara marble."

Sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society.

Latitude, Longitude

32.83749167, -83.63364167

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; St Joseph's Catholic Marker; St Joseph's Catholic Church; Roman Catholicism; Gothic Revival architecture; Bibb County (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Macon.

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