I walk past the St. Louis Church all the time — it’s located at 29 East 8th St. in downtown Cincinnati. A couple of weeks ago, I finally wandered inside. Wow, that was long overdue!
The Italian Romanesque Revival church is striking on the outside, and the interior features a bright red vaulted ceiling. Honestly, that’s not at all what I expected as I was walking in.
I was raised “vaguely Catholic” and have been in many Catholic churches over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen the option for a face-to-face confession. Is it common?
Err, it’s really annoying when it seems like elements should be aligned [or completely misaligned], but they’re just a bit off. Nonetheless, gorgeous stenciling on the ceiling, lovely light fixtures and interesting mosaic work:
The St. Louis Church opened its doors in 1928. It was designed by Maginnis & Walsh, a prominent Boston-based architecture firm responsible for tons of churches, mostly throughout New England, as well as several monasteries, parochial schools and the campuses of Boston College and Emmanuel College.