Monday, May 25, 2009

Historic Catholic Churches of Cincinnati


St. Elizabeth Church, Norwood

For yesterday's Historic Catholic Churches of Cincinnati Part VII, I photographed St. Elizabeth in Norwood twice. The second day I went to photograph, some members of Vineyard Central Church were cleaning up the sidewalks around the church and the immediate neighborhood. Vineyard bought Old St. Elizabeth’s in 1995. I struck up a conversation, by happenstance, with the Pastor’s mother and she said she didn’t think it would be a problem if I stuck my head in the place. So of course it was an opportunity I could not pass up. Once inside I met a guy named Jeremy and he said they were setting up for Easter and that it would be the first time in a while since they used the main sanctuary space. I asked if I could take a few photos and he kindly gave permission. So here are some bonus shots of the beautiful and former St. Elizabeth’s including some interiors!
Also note, Vineyard operates a Community House in the old Sisters of Charity Convent next door. And the community is actively trying to save St. Elizabeth’s through a variety of efforts. If you want, you can check out those efforts here.

OK, just as a reminder Part VIII: Beyond Cincinnati, 1940 – 1969 will be published next Sunday, May 31.


Chip Valleriano said...

... Excellent series on the Catholic Churches of Cincinnati ! ... Thanks for all of the hard work in putting that together... btw, the architect of old St. Elizabeth's Church in Elmwood was Emile Uhlrich ... He was born in France and immigrated to Cleveland, OH. ... He was an amazing architect.

Dan said...

Thank you so much Chip! I am so please to also have the information of the architect! Your blog is a great site and thanks for your work there is Cleveland!