Sacred Heart

Architectural Tour of Clinton

Sacred Heart

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


Universalist/Apostolic Church of God/Sacred Heart (Sacred Heart Catholic Church), 316 South 4th Street; c. 1870; W. Pashley, Architect/Builder. Built c. 1870 as a frame structure, the church was extensively remodeled c. 1893. Brick veneer was added over the wood siding; the entry doors were relocated from the tower base to a centralized position which required alternation of a large window; and, a rosette window in the gable was replaced by brick and a stone cross. Lancet windows were created below and flanking the cross. In addition, an open, Gothic Revival Style belfry was added above the tower. A series of small dormers in the roof have been eliminated. Recent alterations include; re-siding the portion of the original wood tower that was retained, and replacing the school built to the north in 1893 with a new school building. The church is an example of Gothic Revival Style.Built as a Universalist sanctuary. The building was occupied about 1875 by the Apostolic Church of God, and anti-Catholic congregation; in 1891, the building was purchased for an outlying mission of St. Boniface in Lyons. Then in 1893, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church obtained individual identity. Note: Date on building is 1891, which is the year Sacred Heart Church began, not the construction date of the building.

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