St. George              Catholic Church                      -              “Old St. George”Image taken by/property of Mat...
Background • 1814 – First Catholic Service in Cincinnati • 1819 – First Catholic Church in CincinnatiBackground image cour...
Background• 1814 – First Catholic Service in Cincinnati• 1819 – First Catholic Church in Cincinnati• Current Site of St. F...
Background•   1814 – First Catholic Service in Cincinnati•   1819 – First Catholic Church in Cincinnati•   1821 – Diocese ...
The Roman Catholic Dioceses of OhioImage retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cincinnati_Catholic_map.png
Roots• 1868 – St. George Parish formed  – 2-story building with chapel and school  – Same year the Diocese of Columbus is ...
Image retrieved from: http://tctphotos.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html
Roots• 1868 – St. George Parish formed  – 2-story building with chapel and school  – Same year the Diocese of Columbus is ...
Image taken from: Williams, Caroline. "The Spires of Saint George." Cincinnati - Steeples, Streets, and Steps. Burlington,...
Image taken from: Illustrated Business Directory and Picturesque Cincinnati. 1896. Print.
St. George Catholic Church School• 1914 – School built across the street  – Jacobethan style
St. George Catholic Church SchoolImage retrieved from: http://home.fuse.net/ndacincy/ndacincysites.htm
Monastery/Rectory Addition• 1928 – New addition dedicated  – Romanesque style  – Original Church building is now Catholic ...
Image retrieved from: http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/stgeorge/historicimages.html
Image retrieved from: http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/stgeorge/historicimages.html
Changes• 1947 - Catholic Teacher’s College moved out.  – St. George’s original home was demolished and    replaced by a pa...
Background image courtesy of Cincinnati Area GIS: http://cagisonline.hamilton-co.org/cagisonline/index.html
Background image courtesy of Cincinnati Area GIS: http://cagisonline.hamilton-co.org/cagisonline/index.html
Background image courtesy of Cincinnati Area GIS: http://cagisonline.hamilton-co.org/cagisonline/index.html
1957Image retrieved from:http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20090529&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=905...
Image retrieved from:                                                            1966http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs....
Image retrieved from:                                                         1970http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll...
Changes• 1947 - Catholic Teacher’s College moved out.  – St. George’s original home was demolished and    replaced by a pa...
Image retrieved from: http://magazine.uc.edu/explore/living_dining/daniels.html                        Daniels Hall       ...
Morgans Hall       FUTURE      Sigma Sigma                          Scioto Hall      Commons                              ...
So, why were St. George Church and its school the only structures saved?• 1970s – Only 60 resident families  – However…… C...
Image retrieved from: http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2005/todays-news/st_george.html
Image retrieved from: http://www.building-cincinnati.com/2010/08/old-st-george-hotel-                                     ...
Corryville Catholic School• 1977 – Number of catholic school children in  uptown area was low• St. George, St. Monica, Hol...
Corryville Catholic SchoolImage retrieved from: http://www.corryvillecatholic.org/work.html
Back to St. George Church• 1989 – Archdiocese of Cincinnati experiencing  PRIEST SHORTAGE• Decided to merge St. George and...
Image retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St_Monica_St_George.JPG
“Old St. George”• 1993 – Christian Ministries Center  – Coffee shop and community center  – “Old St. George”
Image retrieved from: http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/stgeorge/historicimages.html
Old St. George• 1993 – Christian Ministries Center  – Coffee shop and community center  – “Old St. George”• 2004 – CMC ban...
Old St. GeorgeImage retrieved from: http://www.soapboxmedia.com/features/0322uptownsrenaissance.aspx
The Fire• February 1st 2008-One of the two spires  catches fire• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MwTmt  mlnDE – Channel 5 ...
Image retrieved from: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20080203/NEWS01/802030331/Old-St-George-can-saved
Image retrieved from: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20080203/NEWS01/802030331/Old-St-George-can-saved
Image retrieved from: http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/sacred_spaces/old_st_george.html
Image retrieved from: http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-23418-old_st_george_continues_to_decay.html
The Future• Yes, it was insured, and yes, CHCURC has the  money and has not spent it on anything else• Full Restoration to...
Matt Bourgeois-“We are still pursuing the adaptive reuse of thechurch site as you described it from the NewsRecord article...
Works Cited•   Bourgeois, Matt. "Old St. George Church." Message to the author. E-mail.•   Giglierano, Geoffrey J., Debora...
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St. George Catholic Church - Old St. George

  1. 1. St. George Catholic Church - “Old St. George”Image taken by/property of Matthew Stoll
  2. 2. Background • 1814 – First Catholic Service in Cincinnati • 1819 – First Catholic Church in CincinnatiBackground image courtesy of Cincinnati Area GIS: http://cagisonline.hamilton-co.org/cagisonline/index.html
  3. 3. Background• 1814 – First Catholic Service in Cincinnati• 1819 – First Catholic Church in Cincinnati• Current Site of St. Francis Seraph:Image retrieved from: http://www.stfrancisseraphschool.org/st-francis-seraph-church
  4. 4. Background• 1814 – First Catholic Service in Cincinnati• 1819 – First Catholic Church in Cincinnati• 1821 – Diocese of Cincinnati established• 1850 – Promoted to Archdiocese
  5. 5. The Roman Catholic Dioceses of OhioImage retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cincinnati_Catholic_map.png
  6. 6. Roots• 1868 – St. George Parish formed – 2-story building with chapel and school – Same year the Diocese of Columbus is established
  7. 7. Image retrieved from: http://tctphotos.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html
  8. 8. Roots• 1868 – St. George Parish formed – 2-story building with chapel and school – Same year the Diocese of Columbus is established• 1874 – St. George Catholic Church dedicated – Designed by Samuel Hannaford (heard of him?) – Romanesque Revival styled• 1895 – 700 member families, High School classes offered for the first time
  9. 9. Image taken from: Williams, Caroline. "The Spires of Saint George." Cincinnati - Steeples, Streets, and Steps. Burlington, KY:Penandhoe, 1963. 52-53. Print.
  10. 10. Image taken from: Illustrated Business Directory and Picturesque Cincinnati. 1896. Print.
  11. 11. St. George Catholic Church School• 1914 – School built across the street – Jacobethan style
  12. 12. St. George Catholic Church SchoolImage retrieved from: http://home.fuse.net/ndacincy/ndacincysites.htm
  13. 13. Monastery/Rectory Addition• 1928 – New addition dedicated – Romanesque style – Original Church building is now Catholic Teacher’s College
  14. 14. Image retrieved from: http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/stgeorge/historicimages.html
  15. 15. Image retrieved from: http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/stgeorge/historicimages.html
  16. 16. Changes• 1947 - Catholic Teacher’s College moved out. – St. George’s original home was demolished and replaced by a parking lot• Meanwhile UC expanded EAST into Corryville, demolishing everything in its path
  17. 17. Background image courtesy of Cincinnati Area GIS: http://cagisonline.hamilton-co.org/cagisonline/index.html
  18. 18. Background image courtesy of Cincinnati Area GIS: http://cagisonline.hamilton-co.org/cagisonline/index.html
  19. 19. Background image courtesy of Cincinnati Area GIS: http://cagisonline.hamilton-co.org/cagisonline/index.html
  20. 20. 1957Image retrieved from:http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20090529&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=905290802&Ref=PH
  21. 21. Image retrieved from: 1966http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20090529&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=905290802&Ref=PH
  22. 22. Image retrieved from: 1970http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=AB&Dato=20090529&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=905290802&Ref=PH
  23. 23. Changes• 1947 - Catholic Teacher’s College moved out. – St. George’s original home was demolished and replaced by a parking lot• Meanwhile UC expanded EAST into Corryville• New structures built:
  24. 24. Image retrieved from: http://magazine.uc.edu/explore/living_dining/daniels.html Daniels Hall Image retrieved from: http://www.magazine.uc.edu/explore/living_dining/dabney.html Dabney Hall Image retrieved from: http://www.greatdegree.com/schools/University-of-Cincinnati-818.htmlImage retrieved from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Residence_halls,_Scioto_Street,_UC.jpg French Hall (photo shows more Morgans, Scioto, and Sawyer Halls recent addition/renovation)
  25. 25. Morgans Hall FUTURE Sigma Sigma Scioto Hall Commons FORMER Sawyer Hall French Hall FORMER Sander Hall Dabney Hall FUTURE Ferocious Sander Dining Hall Bearcat Statue (e.g. 45 West FUTURE Charlton, African Edwards American Cultural Center and Resource Center, sketchy computer labImage taken from: Giglierano, building)Geoffrey J., Deborah A. Overmyer,and Frederic L. Propas. "Tour 11:Corryville." The Bicentennial Guide toGreater Cincinnati: A Portrait of Two Original ChurchHundred Years. Cincinnati, OH:Cincinnati Historical Society, 1988. Building206. Print.
  26. 26. So, why were St. George Church and its school the only structures saved?• 1970s – Only 60 resident families – However…… Church was thriving – UC Students, Faculty, and Staff – UC Newman Center combined with St. George Church
  27. 27. Image retrieved from: http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2005/todays-news/st_george.html
  28. 28. Image retrieved from: http://www.building-cincinnati.com/2010/08/old-st-george-hotel- proposal-needs-65k.htmlImage retrieved from: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php?topic=15191.0
  29. 29. Corryville Catholic School• 1977 – Number of catholic school children in uptown area was low• St. George, St. Monica, Holy Name, Assumption, Sacred Heart, St. Andrews Church Schools combined to form Corryville Catholic School• St. George building used because of location, condition, and space
  30. 30. Corryville Catholic SchoolImage retrieved from: http://www.corryvillecatholic.org/work.html
  31. 31. Back to St. George Church• 1989 – Archdiocese of Cincinnati experiencing PRIEST SHORTAGE• Decided to merge St. George and St. Monica parishes• Heavy opposition, both parishes lost many members• Final mass in St. George on July 27th, 1993• St. Monica/St. George and UC Newman Center are now located in St. Monica Church building on McMillan Street
  32. 32. Image retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St_Monica_St_George.JPG
  33. 33. “Old St. George”• 1993 – Christian Ministries Center – Coffee shop and community center – “Old St. George”
  34. 34. Image retrieved from: http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/stgeorge/historicimages.html
  35. 35. Old St. George• 1993 – Christian Ministries Center – Coffee shop and community center – “Old St. George”• 2004 – CMC bankrupt• 2004 – UC purchased building – Walgreens offered to buy and demolish the building – UC said NO• 2005 – UC sells building to the Clifton Heights Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) for $1.6 million
  36. 36. Old St. GeorgeImage retrieved from: http://www.soapboxmedia.com/features/0322uptownsrenaissance.aspx
  37. 37. The Fire• February 1st 2008-One of the two spires catches fire• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MwTmt mlnDE – Channel 5 Story• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnMELS- YyE – Raw Footage• Fire caused by an exposed light bulb igniting nearby combustible materials
  38. 38. Image retrieved from: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20080203/NEWS01/802030331/Old-St-George-can-saved
  39. 39. Image retrieved from: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20080203/NEWS01/802030331/Old-St-George-can-saved
  40. 40. Image retrieved from: http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/sacred_spaces/old_st_george.html
  41. 41. Image retrieved from: http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-23418-old_st_george_continues_to_decay.html
  42. 42. The Future• Yes, it was insured, and yes, CHCURC has the money and has not spent it on anything else• Full Restoration to original state• Designation National Historic Landmark (in the same league as Music Hall, Union Terminal, Carew Tower, Spring Grove, etc.)• Boutique Hotel, restaurant/brewery
  43. 43. Matt Bourgeois-“We are still pursuing the adaptive reuse of thechurch site as you described it from the NewsRecord article. We are much further along fromwhen that article was written but still a waysaway from being able to say it’s definitelyhappening.”We’re not in the safe zone yet…. We need yourhelp!!
  44. 44. Works Cited• Bourgeois, Matt. "Old St. George Church." Message to the author. E-mail.• Giglierano, Geoffrey J., Deborah A. Overmyer, and Frederic L. Propas. "Tour 11: Corryville." The Bicentennial Guide to Greater Cincinnati: A Portrait of Two Hundred Years. Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Historical Society, 1988. 206. Print.• Illustrated Business Directory and Picturesque Cincinnati. 1896. Print.• Lemaster, Kevin. "Panel to Discuss Future of Old St. George." Building Cincinnati. 27 May 2008. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <http://www.building-cincinnati.com/2008/05/panel-to-discuss-future-of-old- st.html>.• "Old St. George: St. George Catholic Church - Cincinnati, OH." National Trust for Historic Preservation. 15 June 2005. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/case-studies/historic-houses-of-worship/old-st- george.html>.• Smiddy, Betty Ann. "The Legacy of Samuel Hannaford." Selfcraft.net. 2006. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <http://www.selfcraft.net/Hannaford/>.• Stephens, Sarah. "Old St. George Church." CityBeat. 20 Feb. 2008. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-3899-old-st-george-church.html>.• Tansey, Eira. "Old St. George: 1868-2008." UC Libraries | University of Cincinnati. 2008. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. <http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/stgeorge/index.html>.• Bowie, MD: Heritage, 1994. Print.• Williams, Caroline. "The Spires of Saint George." Cincinnati - Steeples, Streets, and Steps. Burlington, KY: Penandhoe, 1963. 52-53. Print.

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