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St. Mary Star of the Sea Church

 
 
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 5, 2012
1. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Marker
Inscription. In 1880 Bishop Casper Henry Borgess of the Detroit Diocese approved the establishment of a second Catholic parish in the city of Jackson. The cornerstone ceremony for the parish church was held July 4, 1881. The present limestone Romanesque structure, erected in 1923/26 was designed by Frederick Spier of Detroit. One of the towers houses the 2,700-pound 1902 bell from the parish's first church. The edifice also features stained-glass windows imported from Innsbruck, Austria, and Italian Carrara marble altars and communion rails. The confessionals and sacristy cases were built using the pews of the first building. During the parish's growth from 124 members at its founding to 3,800 at the time of its centennial, it has had only six pastors.
 
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0885.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.68′ N, 84° 24.346′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Mechanic Street and East Wesley Street, on the right when traveling north on South Mechanic Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 E Wesley St, Jackson MI 49201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 5, 2012
2. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin Blair (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace Ismon / Ismon Building (approx. mile away); Jacksonburg Public Square (approx. mile away); First Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  St. Mary Star of the Sea Church History. (Submitted on May 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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St. Mary Star of the Sea Church image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 5, 2012
3. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church and Rectory image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 5, 2012
4. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church and Rectory
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church and school image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 5, 2012
5. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church and school
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, May 5, 2012
6. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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