: Immaculata Church, Mount Adams / Mount Ida neighborhood, Cincinnati Ohio. Built 1859 for the German Catholic population of the area, from 1860 to present it has been a pilgrimage church. In 1977 it absorbed the nearby Irish parish of Holy Cross. Listed National Register of Historic Places (1978 -- #78002079).
The Federal Writers described the pilgrimage: "On Good Friday devout Catholics perform a colorful pilgrimage up several flights of steps from the foot of E. Third St. in self-communion, the 108 steps to the CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Pavillion and Guido Sts., receive blessings from a fragment of the true cross, climb steps to the Holy Cross Monastery and Church, and pass reverently through the dim "grotto" beneath the church and then into the church.' [...] Some of the pilgrims kneel and pray on each step.
Reverse reads: "Pilgrims climbing steps at Mount Adams, CinCinn Ohio" View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B02F15_007 Subjects
: Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. ; Catholic church--Ohio--Cincinnati; Good Friday Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)