So when I read this post on The Catholic Telegraph Photography Project Blog, I could not picture a Catholic church on Gilbert Avenue. I could only think of St. Francis DeSales in East Walnut Hills. So the other day I went to find it. Turns out, I had seen it many times I just never knew it was a Catholic Church.
Completed around 1870 (I have also seen the date 1874), the church was formerly known as the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Originally for Irish speaking Catholics, it was carved out of three parishes: Holy Angles in Mt. Auburn, St. Francis DeSales in East Walnut Hills, and St. George in Clifton Heights. I am not sure who designed it but I am working on it. I'll see if I turn anything up.
So there is very little signage and I seriously am wondering if it has not closed. I'm looking in to that too.
Historic image from the Library's Cincinnati Memory Project.