Saint Pius X, Cincinnati OH

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My second stop on Sunday was Saint Pius X Catholic Church on Bluerock Road, in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati.

I was driving without a direction, when the church presented itself to me. 

It’s Gothic Revival architecture beckoned me to come on up, have a look around and snap a few photos.

It was immediately obvious to me that the church was no longer used for services, and when I peeked in the windows, it looked as though the sanctuary was filled with cooking supplies.

Curious.

I took several photos of the church, and photos of a kid and their dog, when a man and his dog walked by and I asked if I could take a photo of his dog.

“Sure!”  He replied as he introduced me to Gigi, who was not a professional model, she was very excited and had trouble standing still for the camera.

Gigi’s poppa told me that they hadn’t had services there for a long time, but that the church and the rectory had been purchased by a cookie entrepreneur.  That explained all of the equipment in the sanctuary 

 Saint Pius X was purchased by Queen City Cookies; they are hoping to become the next big thing in the culinary world!!  I say good luck to them!

I really couldn’t find a lot of information about the church.

It looks like it closed in 1991, was built in 1865 and maybe began its life as St.Patrick’s.

Nevertheless, it is a stunning example of masterful architecture and craftsmanship.  Could such a building even be built today?

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Steps to salvation...

Steps to salvation…

Gigi and her Poppa.

Gigi and her Poppa.

Does Jesus enjoy a 40?

Does Jesus enjoy a 40?

The neighborhood.

The neighborhood.

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Peeking in the basement.

Peeking in the basement.

Inside the sanctuary.

Inside the sanctuary.

The steeple.

The steeple.

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The rectory.

The rectory.

Cookies!!

Cookies!!

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~ by trippybeth on March 13, 2013.

3 Responses to “Saint Pius X, Cincinnati OH”

  1. They simply do not build structures like this anymore. There is a lot of craftsmanship involved in this type of architecture which automation cannot duplicate. Thanks for the visit and the like of my post “Focus on the Center”.

  2. St. Patrick’s closed in 1991 and was purchased from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati by traditional Catholics loyal to the old Mass. The church was gicento the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and was rededicated as St. Pius X. It was serviced as a SSPX chapel by priests of the SSPX. The church was sold again when the traditional congregation built a new church in 2010 in Walton, Kentucky. Please pray for traditional Catholics, especially the SSPX and those persecuted by errantly liberal members of the Catholic heirarchy.

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