Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dexter in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Joseph Catholic Church

 
 
St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, April 25, 2012
1. St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. The Catholic church in this village dates back to 1840 with Fathers Cullen, Hennesy and Pulsers serving the predominantly Irish parishioners for nearly thirty years. The present brick edifice, completed in 1874, is an example of simple Gothic style. Stained glass and carved woodwork enhance the interior. St. Joseph Catholic Church was dedicated on January 3, 1875, with almost 700 persons attending, and Bishop Caspar Henry Burgess performing the rite of consecration. The bell, weighing almost two tons, was placed in the belfry in 1885. One of St. Joseph's most notable resident pastors was Father Charles T. Walsh, who served for thirty-five years. Associated with the church, the oldest in the village of this denomination, are a school, rectory and convent.
 
Erected 1979 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0626.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 20.246′ N, 83° 52.952′ W. Marker is in Dexter, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Dover Street and 4th Street, on the left when traveling east on Dover Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3430 Dover St, Dexter MI 48130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Joseph Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, April 24, 2012
2. St. Joseph Catholic Church
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dexter Depot / Track Pans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dexter Area Civil War Memorial (approx. mile away); Webster United Church of Christ (approx. 3.5 miles away); Delhi Bridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Chelsea / Chelsea Depot (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Welfare Building (approx. 7.1 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dexter.
 
More about this marker. The marker refers to Bishop Caspar Burgess. The correct spelling is Borgess.
 
Regarding St. Joseph Catholic Church. In 2008, a new church was built north of Dexter. This church is still being used for daily mass and special occasions. The school and convent are no longer in use.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Joseph Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, April 24, 2012
3. St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church 150th Anniversary Brick image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, April 25, 2012
4. St. Joseph Catholic Church 150th Anniversary Brick
St. Joseph Catholic Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, April 25, 2012
5. St. Joseph Catholic Church Cornerstone
St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, April 25, 2012
6. St. Joseph Catholic Church Marker
St. Joseph Catholic Church Rectory and Grotto image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, April 25, 2012
7. St. Joseph Catholic Church Rectory and Grotto
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement