“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

First Unitarian Universalist Church

First Unitarian Universalist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 5, 2015
1. First Unitarian Universalist Church Marker
Inscription. Perry W. McAdow and his wife Clara built this elaborate mansion in 1891. The McAdows, who had earned their fortune in the gold mines of Montana, lived here from 1891 to 1897. The house continued as a private residence until 1913, when it was sold to the Univeralist congregation. It was used as a temporary church until 1916, when the congregation completed a new church in the former garden to the north. This structure then became the parish house. In 1934 the Univeralist and Unitarian congregations merged acquiring the name, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit. The group uses this structure as a place of meetings and worship for religious liberals. The house, with its notable frescos, paneling, plasterwork and stained glass was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L497.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 21.189′ N, 83° 3.914′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Cass Avenue and Prentis Street, on the right when traveling south on Cass Avenue. Click for map
First Unitarian Universalist Church image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 5, 2015
2. First Unitarian Universalist Church
This is the old building and is only part of the church complex.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit MI 48201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mackenzie House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hilberry Theatre (about 500 feet away); Thompson Home (about 600 feet away); Wayne State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Whitney, Jr. Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scarab Club (approx. half a mile away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
Also see . . .  First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Detroit. (Submitted on June 23, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. Churches, Etc.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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