The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta

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Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the second oldest structure in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Designed by local architect William H. Parkins, the cornerstone was laid September 1, 1869 by poet Abram Joseph Ryan. It was completed and dedicated in 1873 and is still in use. It replaced a frame structure on the same site that was famously saved from the burning of the city in 1864.
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  • Just next to the Georgia Conference Building is an old church, a red brick building, open on weekends, and unfortunately no longer open
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  • Great Church and the Centre of Catholic worship, if during your visit to Atlanta stays there a while is definitely worth seeing
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  • Unlike other Catholic churches in major cities open during the day for visitors for prayer, it was locked up. However, after looking at the front steps, one could see why. The steps were littered with...  more »
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  • The Shrine is a historic landmark in Atlanta-- one of the few buildings to survive the burning during the Civil War. It's a very progressive and welcoming Catholic parish that welcomes locals and tourists as much as parishioners. And it's truly a diverse and integrated community as well. They will validate parking for all visitors during Mass, so visit the website for instructions. Another historic parish with a similar commitment to inclusion and social justice is Our Lady of Lourdes, located nearby -- close to the Martin Luther King Center and the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
  • The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception built before the Civil War is not just a historic Church but a great place to worship. I love the daily Mass. I have been there for Sunday Mass a couple of times and loved it. The Church is situated in Martin Luther King Boulevard, a walking distance to the incredible historic district of beautiful Atlanta.
  • Of course what I love is the hospitality and welcome on the part of everybody no matter their background they are welcome at The Shrine
  • In a shady part of town but still nice
  • Very nice service!
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