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Big Rapids in Mecosta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

 
 
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
1. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  St. Andrew's Parish was organized in 1870, when Michigan's logging industry was flourishing. Among its early members were George Stearns, the mayor, and Thomas Lazell, the police magistrate. The simple white pine Gothic Revival church was built by the congregation, and dedicated on January 21, 1874. St. Andrew's has served the Big Rapids community for over a century.
 
Erected 1976 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L414.)
 
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 January 21, 1874.
 
Location. 43° 41.678′ N, 85° 29.024′ W. Marker is in Big Rapids, Michigan, in Mecosta County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Street (Business U.S. 131) and Locust Street on South State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 South State Street, Big Rapids MI 49307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Downtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown
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(approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (approx. ¼ mile away); Fairman Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Mecosta County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); Nisbett Block (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Rapids.
 
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
2. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Marker
<i>The Episcopal Church, Big Rapids, Mich.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Morris and Crane, Big Rapids, Mich., circa 1907
3. The Episcopal Church, Big Rapids, Mich.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3. submitted on August 9, 2017.

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