The Daughters of Charity, a religious order dating back to 1633, opened Sacred Heart in 1815 as the first Catholic hospital in Florida. In the beginning, a patient paid $1 per day for a bed in a ward but nobody was turned away who could not afford the cost. In 1980, the Tower East Group purchased the property to preserve the hospital for the future. Train loads of Alabama sandstone, Indiana limestone, several million bricks, thousands of barrels of concrete and marble were used in the building which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Meet brothers Michael Ritz and Aaron Ritz and enjoy a historical talk and a tour of this gem which stands on 12th Avenue.