Historic Markers Across Georgia



Immaculate Conception Church



Marker ID: GHM 060-198
Location: 48 Martin Luther King Drive, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.037    W 084° 23.383
  33.750616    -84.38971
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM204C
Immaculate Conception Church  Marker  



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First Catholic Church in the Atlanta area and the oldest complete building standing in downtown Atlanta.

The church was established in 1848. The first building, a frame structure, was erected here in 1851. Father Thomas O´Reilly, its pastor, successfully appealed to Union General H.W. Slocum in 1864 to spare his church and the neighborhood. Thus, the church, four other churches, and the City Hall-Court House were saved from destruction when Atlanta was burned. Cornerstone of this structure laid in 1869. Completed and dedicated in 1873. Designated a Shrine in 1954.

GHM 060-198 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1981



 

 

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