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Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts"

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location.

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
2. Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" Marker
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. Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arnold House (about 700 feet away); Slave Escape / Controversial Judgment (approx. mile away); Casper Ottens House (approx. mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Covington Blue Sox (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major League Baseball (approx. 0.4 miles away); First City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles 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.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
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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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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