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Chelsea in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Congregational Church

 
 
First Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 28, 2012
1. First Congregational Church Marker
Inscription.  Vermont Congregationalists organized a church in Sylvan Township in 1849. In 1852 the built the first church in the village, here on land donated by Chelsea founder Elisha Congdon. When that building burned in 1894, John Foster of Chelsea built the present church, designed by Grand Rapids architect Sidney J. Osgood. Dedicated the following year, the church reflects Romanesque and Italian design.
 
Erected 1997 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1956.)
 
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.
 
Location. 42° 19.106′ N, 84° 1.182′ W. Marker is in Chelsea, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on East Middle Street east of North Main Street (Michigan Highway 52), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 E Middle St, Chelsea MI 48118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chelsea / Chelsea Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a
First Congregational Church - West side view image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 28, 2012
2. First Congregational Church - West side view
direct line); The Welfare Building (about 400 feet away); Oak Grove Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); North Lake Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Frederick Pelham: Bridge Engineer (approx. 6.8 miles away); History of Mill Creek Dam (approx. 6.8 miles away); Alice Frances House•Library (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dexter Area Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chelsea.
 
Also see . . .  First Congregational Church of Chelsea. (Submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
First Congregational Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 28, 2012
3. First Congregational Church Sign
First Congregational Church - Southeast view image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 28, 2012
4. First Congregational Church - Southeast view
First Congregational Church - South side windows image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 28, 2012
5. First Congregational Church - South side windows
First Congregational Church - Center Entrance Doors image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 28, 2012
6. First Congregational Church - Center Entrance Doors
First Congregational Church - South side view image. Click for full size.
By Dave Wilcox, March 28, 2012
7. First Congregational Church - South side view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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