I just came across these photos of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Augusta, well before Vatican II and when the Jesuits staffed it. I have never seen these before as there are few to be found on the internet of its interior when it was a Catholic Church. It is a May procession with kids from Sacred Heart Elementary School next to the church. It gives you an idea of how it looked as a Catholic Church. I remember going there for Mass in the 1960's and it was exactly like this with the pulpit where it is in these photos. After Vatican II, no changes were made except for a free standing "ironing board" wooden altar in front of the magnificent main altar. It makes you scratch your head:
After (as a cultural center):
The Knox family restored Sacred Heart. Having been vacant for more than 15 years, both the interior and exterior were in terrible condition and looked as though it needed to be torn down. They respected all aspects of this building. They took out the altar railing which has been vandalized by homeless people who made the interior their home (as well as the huge rectory attached to the back of the church). Most Holy Trinity six blocks away received the pews and the Last Supper scene in the facade of the high altar as well as a few of the nicer statues. You can't see it in these two photos, but the pulpit with the shell is still there and can be rolled out for use! It is hard to see in the first photo below but the pulpit is by the far right side of the right side, side altar.