This church was built in 1874 in the Gothic Revival style. Materials from the Lafayette Hotel, which previously occupied this site, were utilized in the main body of the church. The Gothic-arched clear glass windows are said to have been salvaged from the hotel, and were used to harmonize with the Gothic architecture of the nearby Capitol. Visitors are welcome to explore the church and take in its beauty. One can hardly write about the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Milledgeville without acknowledging the threads of the Treanor and Cline families, the first Catholic resident of Milledgeville was Hugh Donnelly Treanor, Flannery O’Conner’s great-grandfather. On March 30th 1873, a meeting of Milledgeville Catholics with Flannery’s grandfather, Peter James Cline, presiding, the construction of a church was approved.