An Architectural Moment
Visitors stand in awe of the magnificent structure – startlingly like the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, though one-third its size. The exterior of Indiana limestone, an interior of travertine marble and plaster and twelve solid granite columns lining the nave make the church one of the most solidly built (and easy to disassemble) structures of its time.
When relocated to Atlanta (specifically Norcross), the church will be metropolitan Atlanta’s first church of such combined size, strength, material quality, decoration and finish. A review indicates no churches of comparable architectural and construction quality anywhere in the Southeast.
Duplicating this richness and beauty from the ground up would cost an estimated $40 million or more. Relocating the 100-year-old church from Buffalo will cost an estimated $15 million.