|St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, Kenton County|
|Front entrance to the cathedral. Construction of the cathedral began in|
1894 and ended in 1915 with the cathedral incomplete. It remains
largely unfinished even today.
|The original St. Mary's Church, the first Roman Catholic church in Covington,|
opened in 1837.
|The cathedral contains 82 stained glass windows, one of which measures 24 feet by 67 feet and is one of the|
largest stained glass windows in the world. The windows were all handmade in Munich, Germany.
|There are two rose windows in the cathedral. Each measures 26 feet in diameter.|
|On the rooftop, 26 gargoyles stand guard over the cathedral. They were each hand carved in Italy. The|
gargoyles symbolically protect the church from evil and practically help divert rainwater.
|This little fellow is located in the cathedral gardens.|
|Notice the shape of the dove in the garden gate.|
|This copper bird feeder is one of the biggest I've ever seen!|
My information came from the cathedral's website where you can find out much more about this Kentucky treasure.