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Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 26, 2021
1. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  The Reverend Daniel Brown came to this area in 1839 to help form a new Episcopal parish. He became the first rector of St. Paul's in 1840 when it received canonical sanction. The congregation met in a temporary chapel and then in a small church before the present structure was started in 1872 through efforts of the Reverend Marcus Lane. This massive Gothic Revival building was designed by Gordon Lloyd of Detroit. The limestone, donated by a quarry in Flushing, was transported by members to the site. On August 24, 1873, the first service was held in this church. St. Paul's was consecrated in 1882 when the Reverend William Seabrease was rector. Memorials in the church honor eminent citizens of Flint's past, including carriage makers and auto pioneers.
 
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L371.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church (<i>tall view; marker visible at left</i>) image. Click for full size.
July 25, 2018
2. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (tall view; marker visible at left)
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43° 0.844′ N, 83° 41.328′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of Saginaw Street and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Saginaw Street. Marker is located on the church grounds, beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the main entrance on Saginaw Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 Saginaw Street, Flint MI 48502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Temple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Otto P. Graff (about 600 feet away); Sarah Emma Edmonds / Franklin Thompson (about 700 feet away); Genesee County Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Resisting Slavery / Robert J. Cromwell (about 700 feet away); First National Bank of Flint (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genesee County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wood And Metal (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
 
Also see . . .  St. Paul's Episcopal Church History. Established in 1817, the village was a thriving settlement where logging flourished. In 1839, the Reverend Daniel Brown came to Detroit to shepherd a congregation of worshippers in a small wooden tabernacle, the first Episcopal Church. The current building, on Saginaw Street in the heart of downtown Flint, was built in 1872 by renowned gothic church architect Gordon Lloyd. Stones for the new building were brought on sledges drawn over
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker (<i>wide view; marker is located just left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
July 25, 2018
3. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker (wide view; marker is located just left of entrance)
the ice of the Flint River. (Submitted on August 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2018
4. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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