Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Rossland, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 04.612 W 117° 47.644
11U E 442009 N 5436304
Quick Description: Sacred Heart Catholic Church is located at 2414 Columbia Avenue, one block east of the court house.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/19/2012 10:24:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMFYTY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
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Long Description:
The present church was constructed in 1915 under the direction of Father A.K. MacIntyre. Popularly known as “Father Mac,” he served the parish for nearly 60 years and was loved by all.

The original church had been on Davis Street on the west end of town, near the Miner’s Union Hall. The first Catholic priest to visit Rossland, Father Bedard, conducted the Mass in the mines. The history of the Catholic church in Rossland is marked by interesting occurrences from Father Lemay’s errand of mercy, to Father MacKinnon’s death ride on a racehorse.

This building is registered in the Rossland Heritage Register.
Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Historic Site or Building Marker

Describe the parking that is available nearby: Street parking

What Agency placed the marker?: Rossland Heritage Commission

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