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SS. Peter and Paul Church

 
 
SS. Peter and Paul Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
1. SS. Peter and Paul Church Marker
Inscription.  This is the oldest extant church in Detroit. Designed by Francis Letourno in the basilica form, it was built between 1844 and 1848 and served for twenty-nine years as the cathedral of the Detroit diocese under Bishop Lefevere. In 1877 Bishop Borgess gave the parish to the Jesuit Fathers to build a college here. This is now the University of Detroit. The church exterior retains its original simplicity and dignity.
 
Erected 1974 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S0325.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 42° 19.905′ N, 83° 2.297′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jefferson Street and St. Antoine, on the right when traveling west on East Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 438 St Antoine, Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Douglass - John Brown Meeting (about 500 feet away, measured
SS. Peter and Paul Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
2. SS. Peter and Paul Church Marker
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in a direct line); First Jewish Religious Services (about 600 feet away); George DeBaptiste Homesite (about 600 feet away); Chapoton House (about 600 feet away); David Dunbar Buick / Buick Motor Company (about 700 feet away); Holy Family Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Detroit Cornice and Slate Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Salvation Army (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Saints Peter and Paul. Excerpt:
Saints Peter and Paul is the oldest church building in continuous use in the City of Detroit.
(Submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 17 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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