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Grosse Ile in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel

 
 
St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
1. St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel Marker
Inscription.  
St. Anne Church
The first building used by Catholics on Grosse Ile was originally the island's first school. It was moved here from Thorofare and Church Road. Named St. Anne Church, it was recognized as a mission in 1863. Among its supporters were Archange Broadhead and Catherine Wendell. The sisters were granddaughters of William Macomb, who with his brother purchased the island from Potawatomi Indians in 1776. Mrs. Brodhead and her children provided a place in their home for priests to stay when they visited the island to celebrate mass. The family also took care of the church.

St. Anne Chapel
On August 15, 1915, Father John R. Command laid the cornerstone for this building, which was named Sacred Heart Church. Using donated stone and mostly volunteer labor, the congregation was ready to install the windows and furnace by November. Four years later, it petitioned for a resident pastor, noting the problems of "Haphazardly having one mass on Sundays, as a priest could not always be secured." Sacred Heart became a parish in 1919 and soon had its own pastor. This building was renamed St. Anne Chapel after
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the parish built its new church, which was dedicated in June 1969.
 
Erected 2015 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2275.)
 
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 month for this entry is June 1969.
 
Location. 42° 9.042′ N, 83° 8.326′ W. Marker is in Grosse Ile, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of East River Road and Church Road, on the left when traveling north on East River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21508 East River Road, Grosse Ile MI 48138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansion House and Survey Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eighteenth-Century Grist Mill Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grosse Ile Treaty Tree (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Wyandot (approx. 1.4 miles away in Canada); The Rucker-Stanton House (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Angus Keith House (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Rails Through Grosse Ile (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); The Livingstone Channel (approx. 2.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Ile.
 
St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
2. St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel Marker
St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
3. St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel and Marker
St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 9, 2020
4. St. Anne Church/St. Anne Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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