The church was on the s.w. corner of Greenup and 12th
The school was on the s. side of 12th, between Greenup & Garrard
|The “Old Boys School” of
St. Joseph, on 12th near
Greenup, built in 1870,
torn down in 1929.
|Picture is 1934. The church
was first put into use in August,
1859. It was a German
|unknown date||Inside St. Joseph's|
|This St. Joseph's school replaced the 1870 school above
in 1930. That's an artists drawing on the left; real picture,
c. 1934, is on the right.
|Montage of older St. Joseph's
Buildings (1859 and 1878 are
same buildings, but after
|Ruins of St. Joseph's Church in
Damage from Tornado of July 7, 1915
The Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Joseph's is here.
The church was on the east side of Philadelphia, between 4th and 5th.
|Early View, 1890||Interior, c. 1883||St. Patrick's School|
|St. Patrick's from their 1922 Golden Jubilee Program|
|Church in 1947||Interior in 1947||Class of 1947|
The above images of St Patrick's are from 1947, unless otherwise
indicated. St. Patrick's was an Irish Catholic Church.
The Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Patrick is here.
Map locating St. Patrick's
|The First Location -
SW Corner of Leonard
|On the current
site - earlier
|Church and School - 1914||May 1, 1892||St John's 100th
|St. John's, 1941|
The Rev. Leo G. Kampsen's history of old St. John's is here. (pdf) St. John's was dedicated on
October 5, 1902. The Covington Courier noted that “from three to four thousand people were present.
The city was decorated with the golden jubilee colors. Our country's flag was in great evidence.”
The Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. John's is here.
|St. Ben's, 1935||unknown year|
|St. Benedict's cornerstone laying,
September 22, 1907
|St. Benedict's Church,
17th Street, Covington,
1985. This church was
designed by Samuel Hannaford.
Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Benedict's is here.
|1867||c. 1955||c. 1945|
|These are all the same building, but the pointed, Gothic spire of the original design was
replaced in 1911-12 by the Italian Renaissance bell tower, complete with clock.
See Dr. Paul Tenkotte's A Heritage of Art and Faith: Downtown Covington Churches for more details.
|St. Aloysius Church,
|Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at St. Aloysius|
|St. Aloysius Church,
|St. Aloysius Burns,
May 16, 1985
|St. Aloysius priest blesses
a Chevy, c. 1953 (a not
uncommon practice in
|map locating St. Aloysius|
St. Aloysius was a German Catholic Church.
Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Aloysius is here.
Monte Casino, near Covington. World's Smallest Church. Built in 1879 by the Benedictine Monks, and now on the Thomas More campus.
A 1949 history of Monte Christo that appeared in the Enquirer is here.
How did it get from Covington to Thomas More? On a truck. Details here.
|Garden of Hope,
Garden of Hope,
The Garden of Hope, Covington
|St Augustine's, c. 1914, a
German Catholic Church
|The St. Augustine
from the July, 1927 issue
of the L&N Magazine
Rev. Paul Ryan's history of St. Augustine's is here.
Rev. Paul Ryan also wrote these histories of Covington Churches:
|Church of Our Savior (E. 10th)
|St. Ann's (West Covington)||Holy Guardian Angels (Sandfordtown)|
Karl Vercouteren's History of the German Churches of Covington, both Catholic and Protestant, is here. (pdf)
In 1926, the US Census Bureau counted church denominations and their members. The Covington results are here.