St. Mary's

Or, officially, The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

 

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The Church above is the second St. Mary's, and stood on the north side of Eighth, between
Scott and Greenup. It's cornerstone was laid on October 2, 1853. The building below is the church's third location.

 

St. Mary's Cathedral

Before the facade was added. c. 1900

 

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St. Mary's Cathedral
and Bishop's
Residence, 1916
St. Mary's
Cathedral,
c. 1915
St. Mary's
Cathedral,
c. 1915
Interior of St.
Mary's, circa
pre-WWI

 

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1914 unknown year

 

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St. Mary's Cathedral and Bishop's House, Covington

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Interior, St. Mary's, Covington and info from back of card

 

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Selected St. Mary's Gargoyles

 

Stephen Enzweiler writes on some history of St. Mary's with some great gargoyle and chimera pictures at this site. (A gargoyle is a carved grotesque figure on a spout which conveys water away from the gutters while chimera is any fantastic creature with parts from different animals. )

 

St. Mary's Cathedral

Interior, St. Mary's, Covington

 

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St. Mary's Cathedral, Covington
  (also, miniature studies in early 20th century image manipulation, colorization, and plagiarism)

 

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Sketch of St. Mary's
by Caroline Williams

St. Mary's Organ at St. Marys
The largest of three pipe organs
in the church, it was built in 1982
by Aultz-Kersting Pipe Organ Co.,
and has 3,889 pipes, some of
which go back to 1859

 

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Construction of the
Façade, c. 1909
Stone Masons at
work, c. 1909

 

The Cathedral's history, at their web site, is here.
There's a nice 360 degree shot of St. Mary's here. For a detailed view of the liturgical art inside
St. Mary's, see Dr. Paul Tenkotte's piece at
Voyageur Media Group, Inc.'s site, here. (pdf)

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In 1926, the US Census Bureau counted church denominations
and their members.  The Covington results are here.

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Across the street from St.
Mary's, at 1113 Madison,
was Dickman Brothers, who
sold clerical attire, and other
garments needed by the
church. These are pages
from their catalog.
x x

Tailored Suits

 

Altar Boys' Surplices

 

x x x

Collaros

 

More Collaros

 

Albs

 

x x x

Vestments

Stoles

Cassocks

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