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 at each step. Federal Writers' Photographer, Cincinnati. March 26, 1937." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B02F16_008
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. ; Catholic church--Ohio--Cincinnati ; Good Friday.
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)