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Bailey Temple Church Of God In Christ

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. Bailey Temple Church Of God In Christ Marker
Inscription.  On July 4, 1926, Pastor John Seth Bailey (1896-1984) founded the McKinley Avenue Church of God in Christ. The church held services in a tent here, then moved to a nearby store in the winter. They built a brick church in 1928 and lengthened it by forty-five feet in 1945. The growing congregation soon needed more space, but did not want to leave the original church site or attend services offsite. In 1956, they excavated a full basement beneath the existing building. They built a roof and new walls over the church the next year. Finally, the old and new floors were joined. Services were held here throughout construction. In 1958, the church was renamed in honor of Bishop Bailey.
 
Erected 2015 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2274.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1926.
 
Location. 42° 20.85′ N, 83° 6.352′ 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
2. Bailey Temple Church Of God In Christ Marker
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W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of McKinley Avenue and West Edsel Ford Service Drive, on the right when traveling north on McKinley Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5370 McKinley Ave, Detroit MI 48208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orsel McGhee House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Martin Kundig (approx. 1.2 miles away); Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Motown (approx. 1˝ miles away); Elijah McCoy Homesite (approx. 1˝ miles away); United Sound Systems Recording Studios (approx. 2 miles away); West Canfield Historic District (approx. 2 miles away); Detroit July 1967 (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Bishop John Seth Bailey. Excerpt:
When he died, he left the world a legacy of his achievements as a warrior of God.
(Submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
3. Bailey Temple Church Of God In Christ
Stonework recognizing the renaming in honor of Bishop Bailey
 
 
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 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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