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St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church / Katolicki Kosciół Matki Boskiej Czestochowskiej

 
 
St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, August 3, 2019
1. St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church
Inscription.  
St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church
The Polish refugees who immigrated to Dwight Township in the 1840s in order to escape Prussian domination worshipped at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Port Austin. In 1903 in an effort to retain their Polish identity, they established their own parish and built St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, named for “the Queen of Poland.” The parishioners built the wood frame structure on land purchased from Frank and Rosa Koroleski. Father J. Trzetrzynski was the first pastor. After that church burned on May 29, 1932, construction began on the present cobblestone and brick building, which was dedicated on May 28, 1933. Father Henry Podsiad directed the building of this church, which is reminiscent of Polish Romanesque churches.

Rzymsko Katolicki Kosciól Matki Boskiej Czestochowskiej
Polacy, którzy by uniknac jarzma pruskiego wyemigrowali z Polski po 1840 roku do Dwight Township, modlili sie w kósciele Sw.Michala w Port Austin. W roku 1903, starajac sie utrzymac swoja polskosc zalozyli wlansa parafie i zbudowali kosciól Matki
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Boskiej Czestochowskiej, zwanej "Krolowa Polski". Parafianie wzniesli drewniany budynek na ziemi zakupionej od Franciska i Rózy Koroleskich. Ks. J. Trzetrzynski byl pierwaszym proboszczem. 29 Maja 1932 roku, kosciól splonal. W. nastepstwie, rozpoezeto budowe obecnego budynku wzniesionego z kamienia i cegl y, przypominajacego poliskie koscioly romanskie. Pracami budowlanymi kosciola kierowal Ksiadz Henryk Podsiad. Poswiecenia dokonano 28 maja 1933 r.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L849A.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 43° 57.301′ N, 82° 57.421′ W. Marker is near Kinde, Michigan, in Huron County. Marker is on Moeller Road, 2.4 miles North Van Dyke Road (State Route 53), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1709 Moeller Rd, Kinde MI 48445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kinde Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Saint Edwards Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Charles G. Learned
Side 2: Katolicki KosciŐ_l Matki Boskiej Czestochowskiej Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, August 3, 2019
2. Side 2: Katolicki KosciŐ_l Matki Boskiej Czestochowskiej Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Winsor Snover Bank Building (approx. 6˝ miles away); Port Austin Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Steamer Howard M. Hannah, Jr. (approx. 6.7 miles away); Huron City (approx. 8 miles away); The US Life-Saving Service (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinde.
 
Also see . . .  The Middle of No Where - Blog about marker. (Submitted on July 26, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.)
 
St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, August 3, 2019
3. St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church
The main entrance to the church.
St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, August 3, 2019
4. St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church
The church with the Historical Marker shown, left of the main entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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