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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Name That Spire

The Land of the Cross Tipped Churches gets its name from the cross tipped spires we all see as we drive the country side. The Ohio Byway features eight churches.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Augustine
St. John
St. Rose
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Henry
St. Joseph
St. Anthony

Without the spires there simply would not be a "Land of the Cross Tipped Churches" Ohio Scenic Byway.


Here they can be found dotting the skyline along with water towers and silos. There is a point on the byway that you can see three cross tipped spires at once: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Rose and St. John.

Just like the churches themselves in that they they are similar but yet unique, these eight cross tipped spires are all different. Can you identify what Cross Tipped Spire goes with which church? You'll find the answers at the bottom of this post.

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1. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2. St. Augustine
3. St. John
4. The Sacred Heart of Jesus
5. St. Joseph
6. St. Rose
7. St. Henry
8. St. Anthony

2 comments:

ShariYS said...

I think St. Augustine is my favorite of this bunch ... but they're all exquisite!

Russ Martin said...

Thanks,

My favorite picture out of this bunch is the Sacred Heart of Jesus spire because of the composition (Not Centered) and its uniqueness.