St. Mary Church

St. Mary Church (HMDIM)

Location: Columbus, OH 43206 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.9', W 82° 59.712'

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St. Mary Church was dedicated in 1868 in response to the spiritual needs of the growing German-Catholic population of Columbus' South Side. The original schoolhouse, which stands behind the church, was erected in 1865 under the direction of Rev. Francis X. Specht, St. Mary's first pastor. It served as a temporary house of worship until the Gothic-style church was completed. St. Mary's distinctive spire—soaring 197 feed into the Columbus sky—was added in 1893.

By 1865 Columbus' population was one-third German, and the South Side had become a thriving working-class community. The new immigrants built homes and churches and established schools. Local German businesses, organizations, and newspapers prospered.

German Village is one of the premier historic restorations in the world, and is the largest privately funded historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 1,600 buildings have been restored since 1960.
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HM NumberHMDIM
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number28-25
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the Longaberger Company, St. Mary School Student Council, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329555 N 4423928
Decimal Degrees39.94833333, -82.99520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.9', W 82° 59.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 54.00" N, 82° 59' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)419, 614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 684-696 S 3rd St, Columbus OH 43206, US
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