Wednesday, September 29, 2010

36. Cathedral Basilica

The Cathedral Basilica in Covington is designated as a minor basilica with the Catholic Church. The construction of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica began in 1894 and construction stopped in 1915 uncompleted. The basilica is an amazing building which is modeled after the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It features gargoyles and the Gothic architecture that you would see in a building from the middle-ages, one of the largest stained glass windows in the World, a very ornate high altar, and a beautiful pipe organ. The Cathedral also contains murals which were painted by local artist Frank Duveneck.

Cathedral Basilica
1140 Madison Avenue, Covington

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