Church of the Immaculate Conception   Save
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Description: 30 Guido St., Mount Adams neighborhood, Cincinnati. 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 reads: "Good Friday pilgrimage Cincinnati. Pilgrims climbing the steps to 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. Some of the pilgrims kneel and pray on each step. The lad in the right foreground is selling chewing gum. Federal Writers' Photographer, Cincinnati. March 26, 1937." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B02F16_007
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. ; Catholic church--Ohio--Cincinnati ; Good Friday.
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)