Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sacred Heart School and Christian Brothers Home
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sacred Heart School and Christian Brothers
206 and 211 W. Fourth St. (original)|
315 N 2nd Ave. W (increase)
|Coordinates||46°47′15″N 92°6′20″W / 46.78750°N 92.10556°WCoordinates: 46°47′15″N 92°6′20″W / 46.78750°N 92.10556°W|
|Built||1894 (original) and 1896 (increase)|
Tenbusch,Gearhard A.; Hill,I. Vernon & Bray,W.T. (original)|
Nystrom, Carl E. & Bray, William T.; Fawcett, William (increase)
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Craftsman Gothic|
|NRHP Reference #||86001382 and 05000446|
|Added to NRHP||
June 26, 1986 (original)|
May 19, 2005 (increase)
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sacred Heart School and Christian Brothers in Duluth, Minnesota is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was first listed as Sacred Heart Cathedral and Cathedral School in 1986, and its boundaries were increased and it was renamed in 2005.
The building belonged to the first Roman Catholic parish in Duluth, founded by Rev. John Chebul. The parish was founded in 1870 and originally occupied a small wooden building, but it burned down in 1892. A new building was started in 1894 and completed in 1896. The church had a 1493-pipe pipe organ installed in 1898, built by Felgemaker Organ Company, of Erie, Pennsylvania. The organ has been listed by the Organ Historical Society for its "exceptional historic merit, worthy of preservation."
In 1985, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth announced that the congregation would be merging with the congregation of Saint Mary, Star of the Sea, and that the building would be closed. Joan Connolly, who had started playing the organ in 1930 when she was a sophomore in high school, wanted to preserve the building and keep the organ in its original space. She recruited volunteers, and bought the church from the diocese for $1. The church building now serves as a performance space for live music, and is also a venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other potential uses.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "History of Sacred Heart Music Center". 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
- "Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth, Minnesota (Performing Arts)". Online Highways. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
- "Special Events at Sacred Heart Music Center". 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27.