This category of postcards is, to put it mildly, MIND BOGGLING and since it is relatively easy to boggle my mind the only way I could arrange these cards was by alphabetical order, (sort of). I know there are a lot of churches that are not in their correct areas so, please, excuse my ignorance.
The Hyde Park Baptist is the first church founded
in the Northwest Territory (from the Ohio River to the Pacific Ocean). On January 20, 1790 the Columbia Baptist Church was
started by 9 members of the pioneer settlement led by Steven Gano a surgeon in
George Washington's Army. On two acres of land near Lunken Airport where this
church stood is a plaque commemorating this event. Due to continual flooding in
this area, the church was moved in 1808 to Duck Creek and Edwards Roads and the
church was renamed The Duck Creek Baptist Church. Population shifts by the
1870's caused the church to move again. In 1875 it was again moved to Grace
Avenue in Mt. Lookout and was renamed the Duck Creek Baptist Church at Mt.
In 1904 the church voted to move once again to Hyde Park. The Chapel was completed in 1907. Construction began on the main sanctuary and fellowship hall in 1924 and was completed in 1926. Located at 3460 Michigan Ave., the last 2 photos above show the church as it looks today.
The Norwood Baptist Church above was dedicated on October 14, 1919 and is located at 2037 Courtland Ave. The 2nd image is a present day photograph. The last image is a postcard.
Harmon Memorial Baptist AKA First Baptist Church Norwood
Linwood Baptist Loveland Baptist
The 2nd Linwood image above is a present day photograph.
1st Baptist Church (Jerriel) Wesley Avenue
Now known as Jerriel Baptist Church the last photo shows the edifice today.
Ninth Street Baptist Church 25 West Ninth Street
The Ninth Street Baptist Church apparently had various branches or chapels around the city. Station B was on 3rd Street, west of Collord, Station C was at 892 Vine Street, Station E was on 8th Street, East of Glenway Avenue. The 3rd image above shows what the church looks like today.
Station A Chapel
Hunt & Elsinore
Immanuel Baptist Northside
Pullan & Hamilton Avenues.
Immanuel Baptist Church was built in 1896 by the architect who designed Shillito's Department Store, James McLauglin. It is now the home of the Word Alive Christian Fellowship. The 2nd image shows what the building looks like today.
Kings Mills Baptist Church
The last non-postcard image above shows the church today.
Columbia Baptist Church 3714 Eastern Avenue
The Columbia Baptist Church is the first Protestant church west of the Alleghenies, organized Jan. 20, 1790. Benjamin Stites donated the land for the original church. The first service was held July 4, 1795. The Columbia Baptist Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Hamilton County and holds the remains of Columbia's founders. The last image shows what the structure looks like today.
Walnut Hills Baptist Church
Kemper Lane south of McMillan St.
The 2nd non-postcard image shows the church as it looks today.
Newtown Baptist Church Wyoming Baptist Church
Calvary Episcopal Church 3770 Clifton Ave.
The Calvary Episcopal Church at 3770 Clifton Avenue was designed by Samuel Hannaford and built in 1887, it is shown in the first four images, the 3rd & 4th images are photographs. The last photo shows The Calvary Episcopal Church Sunday School, located at the rear of The Calvary Episcopal Church which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 3, 1980.
Columbia Congregational Church 3912 Eastern Ave.
The 3rd image above shows how the current owner drastically reduced the structure to its diminutive size.
9th St. btwn. Plum & Central
The first Baptist church in Cincinnati was opened on Front Street in 1813. In 1828 118 members left to form the Central Christian Church on Ninth Street following the "Second Great Awakening" teachings of Alexander Campbell.
Roselawn Community Baptist Sanctuary Union Baptist Church
7th. and Central Ave.
The next 14 cards are of Christ Episcopal Church on 4th Street. I wanted to point out a couple of things. If you look closely at the 3rd and 4th cards you will be surprised to see they are the same image. This was probably an accident during the printing process, but it could have been deliberately done to make it look differently than the cards put out by other publishers. The 5th card shows the correct view. You will also notice that the 1st card looks a lot different than the others. The building to the right of the church is the Parish House and was obviously built into a more imposing structure.
Chapel Mother's Meeting Gymnasium Cooking School
Auditorium Boy's Club Library Girl's Library Men's Club Room
The first postcard and two photographs above show the church as it looks today.
Church Of The Good Shepherd, Norwood
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd was built in 1892 at the corner of Ashland and Monroe Aves. The 2nd image is what it looks like today. The church is now the Christ The Savior Holy Spirit Orthodox Church.
St. Phillip's Episcopal Church 4139 Kirby Ave. Northside
St. Phillips was built in 1892 and was first known as St. James the Less, but was soon renamed after the showing of an irreverent play of the same name. In 2003 the congregation moved and now meets at the Churches Active in Northside (CAIN) building on Hamilton Ave. The 2nd non-postcard image above shows the building as it looks today.
St. Thomas Episcopal Terrace Park
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