Holy Trinity Church (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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Holy Trinity Church
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website N/A
Founded 1834
Dedicated 1835
Demolished 1958
Diocese Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Holy Trinity Church (Heilige Dreieinigkeit) was the first German-speaking Roman Catholic church in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] It was located at West Fifth Street and Mound Street in Cincinnati's historic West End. The parish was founded in 1834 and the church was dedicated on October 5, 1834.

Holy Trinity was founded to serve the growing tide of German-speaking Catholic population in Cincinnati. It was the mother church of the many German Catholic Churches in Cincinnati. In 1840, 30% of the population was German-speaking, necessitating the publication of ordinances in both German and English. Of the city's 12,000 Catholics, 8,000 were German.

Some of the Cincinnati German parishes were: Old St. Mary's Church (1840), St. John the Baptist Church (1844), St. Philomena (1846), St. Paul Church (Over the Rhine) (1847), St. Michael the Archangel Church (1847), St. Augustine (1852), Immaculata Church (1859), and St. Anthony (1860) and St. Stephen (1867).

Records for this Parish are located at: Chancery Office of the Archdiocese, 100 East Eighth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

This was the second parish founded in Cincinnati and was closed in 1958. The building was torn down for urban renewal and the construction of Interstate 75. Lost with this church were the Frank Duveneck murals, which were painted on each side of the main altar.


  1. ^ Fricke, Doug (Jan 1, 2010). Genealogy of the Mangold Family from Bavaria to Cincinnati, 1800 to 1930s. p. 53. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 39°5′59″N 84°31′25″W / 39.09972°N 84.52361°W / 39.09972; -84.52361