Welcome to Save Our Sacred Heart. SOS Heart was formed by concerned parishioners and preservationists in an effort to protect the 1898 edifice from being sold and demolished, after it closed in December 2004.
In the background photo, Sacred Heart Church of San Francisco, at the corner of Fillmore and Fell Streets, is a readily recognizable landmark from many vantage points in the City. Sacred Heart Church represents the last ecclesiastical building still standing by architect Thomas John Welsh. Unwilling to spend the money to seismically retrofit the church, the Catholic Archdiocese closed Sacred Heart. The church was sold.
It is with great regret that we inform all, that the current owners of the property have chosen to remove the two rose windows and at least one of the marble altars from the Church, a building which has been declared eligible for national landmark status. According to city officials, no permits were issued by the City of San Francisco for removal of these irreplaceable objects. The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection has posted a Stop Work Order which appears to be being ignored by the work crew.
Please come and show your support to save this landmark!
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will have a resolution concerning the preservation of Sacred Heart Church before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday November 16, 2010, 2PM, City Hall. We seek dialog with the owners on the church's piecemeal demolition and for continuing preservation and adaptive reuse as a community resource.