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Sacred Heart Parish

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. Sacred Heart Parish Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1875, this building was originally a German Catholic church. As the social and ethnic composition of the neighborhood changed, so did the membership of the church. Many of the founding German parishioners moved away. Finally in 1938 the first black Catholic congregation in the city of Detroit moved to this edifice. That pioneer congregation, which had begun in 1911 as the St. Peter Claver Church on Eliot and Beaubien Streets, still worships here. Affiliated with Sacred Heart Parish are a Sunday school, a choir, several church auxiliary organizations, and numerous social, educational, and cultural functions which serve the people of this community. The church operated a high school until 1957 and an elementary school until 1965. This parish has served Detroit for over one hundred years.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0632.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion.
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
2. Sacred Heart Parish Marker
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In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 42° 21.073′ N, 83° 2.728′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Rivard Street and Eliot Street, on the left when traveling north on Rivard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Eliot St, Detroit MI 48207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brewster Homes (approx. ¼ mile away); Greater Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friendship Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alpha House (approx. half a mile away); Recreation Park (approx. half a mile away); Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church Complex (approx. half a mile away); Detroit Urban League (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Sacred Heart Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
3. Sacred Heart Parish Marker
View of church from Rivard Street
Sacred Heart Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
4. Sacred Heart Parish Marker
Michigan Centennial Organization
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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