Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School
Palestine August 2017 22 (Sacred Heart Catholic Church).jpg
Sacred Heart Church in 2017
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School is located in Texas
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School is located in the United States
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School
Location503 N. Queen St.,
Palestine, Texas
Coordinates31°45′45″N 95°38′4″W / 31.76250°N 95.63444°W / 31.76250; -95.63444Coordinates: 31°45′45″N 95°38′4″W / 31.76250°N 95.63444°W / 31.76250; -95.63444
Arealess than one acre
Built1890 (1890)
ArchitectNicholas J. Clayton
Architectural styleGothic
WebsiteSacred Heart Catholic Church
NRHP reference #79002909[1]
RTHL #8806
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 6, 1979
Designated RTHL1964

Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School is a historic church and school at 503 North Queen Street in Palestine, Texas. It was designed by the prominent Texas architect Nicholas J. Clayton. It was built between 1890 and 1893 and replaced an earlier Catholic church that was destroyed by fire, it served the spiritual needs of the railroad workers stationed there in what was a large depot of the International–Great Northern Railroad. The railway deeded the site to Bishop Dubuis The bricks were locally made from mud from the Trinity River, it is the best example of Victorian Gothic architecture in North East Texas. Additional plots were acquired in the years after the church was built and a school and cemetery were added.[2]

It was built in 1890 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2013-11-02.
  2. ^ "History of Sacred Heart Church". Sacred Heart Palestine.

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