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The “Church of the Steps” (Immaculata),

 
 
The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen W. Bernard, circa 2018
1. The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker
Inscription. built in 1859, was constructed from stone quarried from the slopes of Mt. Adams. Early it was known as the "Archbishop's Church" in honor of Archbishop Purcell (1800-83) who donated the land and supervised construction. It was conceived as a votive offered for his safety at sea during one of his many journeys to Europe. Since 1860, it has been the site of the annual Good Friday Pilgrimage where the devout say prayers on each step to the summit. Originally the parish served the German speaking Catholics of Mt. Adams. In 1970 it was consolidated with the Nearby Holy Cross Parish and is now known as Holy Cross-Immaculata Church. The interior murals were painted by Johann Schmitt, teacher of American artist Frank Duveneck.
 
Erected 1981.
 
Location. 39° 6.416′ N, 84° 29.807′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Guido Street near Pavilion Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. In the middle of Mt. Adams, it is one of the highest landmarks of Cincinnati and can be seen from many points ins the city. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Guido Street, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Adams (about 400 feet away,
The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen W. Bernard, 2018
2. The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker
measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mt. Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ida Street Bridge (approx. mile away); Mt. Adams Pilgrim Chapel (approx. mile away); Robert S. Duncanson (approx. half a mile away); The Black Brigade of Cincinnati (approx. half a mile away); Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (approx. half a mile away); Taft Museum of Art (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker image. Click for full size.
2018
3. The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker
The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker image. Click for full size.
2017
4. The "Church of the Steps" (Immaculata) Marker
<i>Worshiping on Good Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by the Kraemer Art Co., Cincinnati - Leipsic, circa 1908
5. Worshiping on Good Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mt. Adams, Cincinnati.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Allen W. Bernard of Cincinnati, Oh 45202-1736.   5. submitted on January 29, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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