Covington, Kentucky: Notre Dame Cathedral Replica, Big Stained Glass Window

The Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption's exterior was inspired by the Paris original and is unfinished -- work stopped in 1915.

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

1140 Madison Ave., Covington, KY
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. On the east side of Madison Ave. between E. 11th and E. 12th Sts.
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Notre Dame Cathedral Replica

One third scale replica of the Notre Dame of Paris is located in Covington, Ky.

[Richard, 01/03/2007]

The Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption's exterior was inspired by the Paris original and is unfinished -- notice all the missing statue guys in the alcoves. (Kate Smith amends our comments: "There are gargoyles all over the top of the building.") Work started in 1894 and stopped in 1915. It's designated a "minor basilica" by the Vatican.

World's Largest Hand Blown Stained Glass Window

If you wanted to see the world's largest stained glass window, you'd probably think you'd have to travel to Paris, Rome, or possibly England. Think again. It's located in Covington.

Inside St. Mary's Cathedral-Basilica of the Assumption (in Covington) is the largest hand blown stained glass window in existence. It measures a whopping 24 feet by 67 feet and contains 117 distinctive figures.

In addition, the Basilica boasts over 80 other windows depicting a variety of religious scenes.

[Tom Duddy, 09/05/1999]

There's a larger one in Justice, Illinois. And an industrial strength stained glass window in the American Airlines Terminal at NY's Kennedy International Airport measures 23 ft x 300 ft.

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