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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ste. Anne Church

 
 
Ste. Anne Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, December 30, 2008
1. Ste. Anne Church Marker
Inscription. On July 26, 1701, two days after his arrival, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of Detroit, built a chapel dedicated to Ste. Anne, patron saint of New France. Father Francois Vaillant, a Jesuit, and Father Nicholas Constantine Delhalle, a Franciscan, were instrumental in the founding of the parish. The church records, which date from 1704, are now the second oldest continuous Roman Catholic parish records in the nation. From 1833 to 1844, Ste. Anne's was the Cathedral Church for the diocese of Michigan and the Northwest. The cornerstone for the present Gothic Revival building, the parish's eighth home was laid in 1886. The handsome structure, designed by parishioner Leon Coquard, displays the oldest stained glass in the city. In the Gabriel Richard Chapel, enclosed in a marble tomb, lie the remains of Father Gabriel Richard.
 
Erected 1985 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number S0464.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.259′ N, 83° 4.609′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Sainte Anne Street and Howard Street, on the right when traveling north on Sainte Anne Street
Ste. Anne Church image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, December 30, 2008
2. Ste. Anne Church
. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Sainte Anne St, Detroit MI 48216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gabriel Richard (here, next to this marker); Montreal Point in 1782 (approx. 0.8 miles away in Canada); 1748 (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in Canada); Jesuit Mission to the Hurons (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in Canada); The First Theater in Michigan (approx. 2 kilometers away but has been reported missing); Fort Street Presbyterian Church (approx. 2 kilometers away); The Detroit Free Press (approx. 2 kilometers away); Detroit Free Press (approx. 2.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Sainte Anne de Detroit web site. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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Sainte Anne de Detroit Church image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, December 30, 2008
3. Sainte Anne de Detroit Church
Ste. Anne Church's Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, December 30, 2008
4. Ste. Anne Church's Corner Stone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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