Bay City in Bay County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2109.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 43° 36.029′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 3rd St, Bay City MI 48708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church/Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles B. & Georgiana (McGraw) Curtiss House (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); George H. & Elva Shearer House (approx. ¼ mile away); Center Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cross Country Connections (approx. 0.3 miles away); Keit's Florist (approx. half a mile away); "Ten Hours or No Sawdust" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay City.
1. Current Status of the Church
St. Joseph’s Church has not been consistently used since 2014. The diocese merged the parishes of St. Joseph and St. Jude Thaddeus in 2014. Ever since then St. Joseph has only been used for special occasions and was eventually closed for safety reasons. In 2018, the church and its campus were supposed to be renovated and repurposed for low income housing, but as of 2020, the church and its grounds have fallen into disrepair despite portions of the campus still being used for diocese administration offices.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 11, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.