Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts"

Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" (HM2I3O)

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N 39° 5.052', W 84° 30.755'

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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
HM NumberHM2I3O
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1972
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715148 N 4329065
Decimal Degrees39.08420000, -84.51258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.052', W 84° 30.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 3.12" N, 84° 30' 45.3" W
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