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Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts"

 
 
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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
1. Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" Marker
Inscription.  
Mother of God Church

Full title: The Annunciation of the Ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Organized 1841 by Rev. Dr. Ferdinand Kuhr. Mother church of German parishes and second parish in Covington. First church built 1842. One-story brick school erected 1843. Present Renaissance church built 1871. The towers rise 200 ft.; the cupola, 150 ft.

Presented by members of Parish

"Cradle of the Arts"

Five murals by Johann Schmitt. Wall frescoes painted in 1890 by Wenceslaus Thien. Stained glass windows imported from Munich. The 38-rank Koehnken and Grimm organ was built in 1876. English mosalc sanctuary floor installed In 1903 and the German Mettlach tile floor in 1921. Famed artist Frank Duveneck baptized here, 1848.

Presented by members of Parish
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1460.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music

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Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
2. Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" Marker
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Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 39° 5.052′ N, 84° 30.755′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is on W 6th Street west of Washington Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 W 6th Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Covington & Lexington Turnpike (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (about 700 feet away); Arnold House (about 700 feet away); Northern KY’s 1st Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noted Historian (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); John G. Carlisle (approx. ¼ mile away); Formerly Bremen Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Church History and Description (mother-of-god.org). (Submitted on June 24, 2019.)
2. Mother of God Roman Catholic Church (Covington, Kentucky) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 24, 2019.)
 
Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
3. Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" Marker - wide view
Mother of God Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
4. Mother of God Church
<i>Mother of God Catholic Church 6th Street, Covington, Ky.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Kraemer Art Co. (courtesy of Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County), circa 1910
5. Mother of God Catholic Church 6th Street, Covington, Ky.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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May. 23, 2022