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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Holy Cross Parish

 
 
Holy Cross Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Holy Cross Parish Marker
Inscription.  
This parish, established 1890, spurred the growth of Latonia community. Benedictine Sisters came here to teach in 1891. Original two-story church and school on west side of Longworth, now Church St. Present church was completed, 1908, under Fr. John B. Reiter. Dominated by bronze-domed twin towers, church is of German Romanesque influence.
 
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1887.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 39° 2.915′ N, 84° 30.105′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and East 36th Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Church Street, Latonia KY 41015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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Ritte's Corner (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Latonia Race Track (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holmes High School / Holmesdale Estate (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Shaw House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Longwood (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hollingsworth House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Michaels House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Asset Detail | Holy Cross and School Complex. National Register of Historic Places registration form (PDF) and photographs (PDF). (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Holy Cross Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Holy Cross Parish Marker
Holy Cross Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
3. Holy Cross Church
The 1908 sanctuary and adjacent school are on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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