Wednesday, September 7, 2011

St. Rose Church

The church is named for St. Rose of Lima, the first saint from the Americas and is also known as St. Rosa. St. Rose was founded and built in 1867 and dedicated in 1869. The spire is over 190 feet tall and can be seen from great distances. A 4-sided clock was added to the steeple in 1890 and it is believed that ships would set their clocks to it. On the rear of the building is a marker that shows the floods the church has withstood over the years including the flood of 1937 that crested at 79.9 feet. The church is part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

St. Rose Church
2501 Riverside Drive, East End

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