Historic Markers Across Georgia

Fr. Thomas O'Reilly

Marker ID:  
Location: 68 Mitchell St SW, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.936    W 084° 23.403
  33.74893333    -84.39005
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMWNRQ


In Memory
of Fr. Thomas O'Reilly

Who in November 1864 by his courageous protest to the Federal forces preparing to burn and evacuate the city, saved from the conflagration the following buildings then located in this vicinity: the Atlanta City Hall and Courthouse, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Phillips Episcopal Church, Trinity Methodist Church, the Second Baptist Church, and the Central Presbyterian Church.

Erected by
The Atlanta Historical Society
The five churches named
and the City of Atlanta