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Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

 
 
St. Joseph's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
1. St. Joseph's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription.  German immigrants desiring to practice Catholicism in their native language founded St. Joseph's parish in 1863. Father John G. Ehrenstrasser became the first pastor in 1865. This handsome brick and stone church, the second house of worship for this parish, was constructed at a cost of $30,000 and dedicated on October 13, 1879, by Bishop Casper H. Borgess. While St. Joseph's tranquil interior has seen several changes, its stately exterior has been altered only slightly in over a century.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L671.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 13, 1879.
 
Location. 41° 53.969′ N, 84° 1.589′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Maple Avenue and Ormsby Street, on the left when traveling east on East Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Ormsby Street, Adrian MI 49221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Joseph Rectory (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Joseph School (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Joseph Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Lenawee County World Terrorism Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Lenawee County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Lenawee County Korean War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Adrian Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Lenawee County World War Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
 
St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
2. St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Marker
St. Joseph's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, April 9, 2017
3. St. Joseph's Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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