Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Holy Cross Parish
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: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Education. 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. Ritte's Corner (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Latonia Race Track (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holmes High School / Homesdale Estate (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veteran's Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Wright (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sons of Union Veterans Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 1.9 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.)
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 62 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.