Located at 15th and Race, Over-the-Rhine’s St. Paulus Kirche is the oldest standing Protestant church in the city and the second oldest church in Cincinnati. Recently, I snapped the above “action shot” of what’s left of its steeple.
The structure is currently being stabilized. For more on that as well as some shots of the interior, check out the article Divine Inspiration: New Uses for Old Churches.
Below are photos I took a few years ago. I seem to remember reading in an OTR history book that the congregation was running out of funds to finish construction and decided to incorporate ground-level retail into the church to help with financing. Can anyone verify or correct that?
CityKin took this photo of the church right after the crazy winds we sustained in Sep 08, when this building seemed possibly doomed to demolition: