Protestant churches
North of Pike and Madison

Covington, Kentucky Protestant Churches Christian Church
First Christian Church,
On 5th, just west of Madison
A Gothic Revival style from the architectural firm of Dittoe and Wisenall

 

  Covington Christian Covington Christian
  First Christian Church of Covington

 

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Old stereoview of 4th Street
Churches, circa 1880
First Presbyterian & First Baptist,
4th Street Covington, c. 1909 
First Baptist (nearest the photographer)
was dedicated in 1873.  Both of these
 churches had the same architects:
Walter & Stewart

 

“The First Presbyterian Church of Covington has abolished the rented pew system, and will depend hereafter solely upon voluntary contributions for means to defray the entire expenses of the church.” Courier-Journal, March 14, 1870


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1842 1859 1871
These are all Trinity Church buildings.  The  frame building from 1842 was replaced by the brick structure of 1859.  Additions and extensive remodeling to the 1859 building bring us to it's present look, which dates back to 1888.

 

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Trinity Church,
c. 1900
Trinity Episcopal
 Church, 1922
Trinity Episcopal,
 1965
Trinity Episcopal
Church, 1937 Flood
Mrs. Stephens L. Blakely wrote the Chronicles of Trinity for the Gist Society.  Her essay is here. (pdf)
The  Trinity Rector, Rev. C. G. Currie, on Easter, April 16th, 1865, spoke on
Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated on the day before.  It can be read at this site.

 

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First Presbyterian, Covington 
This church building was built in 1871-1873  and was torn down in 1963 to make way for the IRS Center
two images on the right are from 1892
The History of its first 100 years (1841 to 1941) is here.  (pdf)
The History was updated in 1891 to reflect the next 50 years, here (pdf)

 

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 “Fourth Street Baptist,” Covington, 1909
 It's really the First Baptist Church on Fourth Street
Designed by Walter and Stewart

 

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M. E. Church on Scott Main Street M. E. Church
(Methodist Episcopal),
Main & 8th, Covington
Parsonage,
Main Street Methodist
 832 Willard, Covington
Union M.E. Church,
5th & Greenup, Covington
Erected in 1867;
burned and rebuilt, 1947

 

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First Church, 1863-1896     German Reformed
Church, Covington
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German Protestant Church
Lockwood and Willard, c. 1900
Parsonage    

from the historical marker: “Grace United Church of Christ. Organized as a Reformed Church and German
language day school. Cornerstone laid July 13, 1862. Victorian Gothic church second oldest in
Covington still used by the founding congregation. Dedicated Palm Sunday, 1863. Construction
interrupted when this area was threatened by Morgan's Raiders. Name of Grace Reformed Church
adopted during war in 1918. Abandoned in 1995.”

They converted from German to English services on April 28, 1918.
They changed their name to Grace reformed on December 1, 1918.
They re-wrote their constitution in 1919 “to meet the changing conditions.”

What changing conditions? Read Lisa Gillham's excellent article on anti-German hysteria in Covington during WWI, here. (pdf)

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The very first Christmas tree in Covington was said to been erected at the Immanuel Methodist
Episcopal Church, a frame building, in the 700 block of Craig Street, in 1855.

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We have brief history's of Covington's First and Fourth Churches of Christ

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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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