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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 Wiiliam 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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  • I like old churches and this was a treat. More modern than the ones in Europe, but well kept and presrved.  more »
  • This lovely old Catholic Church was one of the only buildings spared by General Sherman when he ordered the burning of Atlanta. The pastor, Father O'Riley convinced Sherman to spare his church and fou...  more »
  • If you love religious architecture, might as well visit the oldest establishment in Atlanta. It's been beautifully restored since the1980s fire. The architectural elements - irregular tower heights an...  more »
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  • Best church that I have ever been to. The chore had me in tears! Never felt better.
  • Soup kitchen every Saturday morning. Come for ticket about 7:30
  • Nice garden good birthday and good wedding organize happen here my dad and mom gi there for aniversary selebration But I got to go canada then back home to ohio soon
  • Fr. Henry deserves to be a saint.
  • Atlanta's Best Catholic Congregation!!! Many churches preach diversity and inclusion but very few are willing to practice what they preach, however the Shrine is a rare gem that actually practices what is preached from the pulpit to the pew. In addition the Shrine actively engages in numerous local, national and international social welfare and emotional support ministries. The absolute best congregation to participate in for anyone seeking lifestyle and culture diversity in congregational life, spiritual formation, worship experience and outreach ministries.