Church of the Immaculate Conception   Save
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Description: 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 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 upseveral 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.' Cincinnati City Treatment. Some of the pilgrims kneel and pray on each step. Federal Writers' Photographer, Cincinnati, March 26, 1937." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B02F16_020
Subjects: Cincinnati (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc. ; Catholic church--Ohio--Cincinnati
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio) ; Hamilton County (Ohio)