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St. John's Episcopal Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
1. St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  St. Johnís Episcopal parish, established in December 1858, served what was then a rural area of Detroit. Albert Jordan designed the original church (now St. Johnís Chapel), which was built in 1859. Henry Porter Baldwin, a former United States senator and future governor, donated the church lot and paid for the building. Two years later Jordan and his partner James Anderson, by then Detroitís ranking church architects, designed the present Victorian Gothic church. Known as the Patriarch of Piety Hill, the limestone structure was constructed with a partial donation from Baldwin. The chancel was enlarged in 1892 and in 1936 the church and chapel (40 million pounds) were moved sixty feet eastward when Woodward Avenue was widened.
 
Erected 1988 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1421.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1858.
 
Location. 42° 20.372′ 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
2. St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
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N, 83° 3.139′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and West Fisher Service Drive, on the right when traveling north on Woodward Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2326 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women's City Club of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb 1886-1961 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edwin Denby Enlistment (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Whitney Building (approx. ľ mile away); Theater District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Ford Automobile (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
3. St. John's Episcopal Church
View of the church from the southeast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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