Church of the Immaculate Conception   Save
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Description: View of cross erected at 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). Reverse of photo reads: "Cincinnati churches, Church of the Immaculate Conception (C2 under religions" Additional leaf reads: "Good Friday Pilgrimage, Cincinnati. Pilgrims at the cross erected outside the Church of the Immaculate Conception. 'On Good Friday devout Catholics perform a colorful pilgrimage up several flights of steps from the foot of E. Third St. in self-communion, then 103 steps to the CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Pavillion and Guide 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.'--Cincinnati City Treatment. Above the head of Jesus is inscribed: INRI (Iesus Nazarenum Rex Iudaeorum). Note the two boys with legs astraddle the iron fence, straining to touch the cross. Federal Writers' Photographer, Cincinnati. March 26, 1937." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B02F16_006
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. ; Catholic church--Ohio--Cincinnati
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)