Built between 1914 and 1916, the J. F. Sheblessy-designed buff brick Renaissance Revival-style Holy Family Catholic Church stands at the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and West 8th Street in the Incline District of Cincinnati's East Price Hill neighborhood. The building features two octagonal bell towers, with tuscan pilasters, bell-shaped roofs, a central two-story Ionic portico with extensive Classical-inspired trim, including arched and pedimented window and door surrounds, arched stained glass windows made by the Emil Frei Art Glass Company of St. Louis, Missouri, a dome atop the sanctuary, and a cornice with extensive dentils and intricate trim elements. The church replaced a previous church, built to house the congregation in 1884, which once stood nearby on Price Avenue, on the present site of the Holy Family Catholic School. The church, a major community institution for over a century, continues to serve the East Price Hill community, and remains a solid anchor despite the many changes the area has gone through in the past century and a half.

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