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Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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Type: Photographs | StillImage
Creator: Phelps, Jo Crawford
Title: Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Date: 1982
Description: View of the exterior of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Hunter Street (now Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) in Atlanta, Georgia as seen after a fire.

Local identification number: VIS 161.01.02

The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the oldest Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia. A founding date for the parish (originally called "The Catholic Church") has not been determined. The original structure was built on the corner of Lloyd Street and Hunter Street in 1848, but since that time, the street names have changed to Central Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, respectively. After suffering damage during the Civil War the parish built a new structure at the same location in 1869. The church was renamed on behalf of an oil painting of the Immaculate Conception that was hung behind the altar of the newly built church and dedicated as such in 1873.

Local identification number: ahc161001002a.jpg

Subjects: Churches--Georgia--Atlanta | Religious architectural elements--Georgia--Atlanta | Fires--Georgia--Atlanta | Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Hunter Street (Atlanta, Ga.) | Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Atlanta, Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305, 2006
Original Material: 35 mm black and white negative | Jo Crawford Phelps Photographs of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/ImmaculateC,6

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Jo Crawford Phelps Photographs of the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1982