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Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland

 
 
Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland Marker - Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 14, 2017
1. Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland Marker - Side 1
Inscription.
Riverside Mortuary Chapel
This chapel, completed in 1913, embodies the dream of Cemetery Superintendent George Kies, the design of Clinton-born architect Wirt Rowland, and the artistry of the mason, a "Mr. Uhr" of Manchester. It also reflects livestock dealer Solomon Tate's sense of color and design. Tate chose the stones, donated by local farmers. The Clinton Culture Club, later the Federated Women's Club, led the chapel building effort.

Wirt Rowland
Early in his long career in Detroit, Clinton native Wirt C. Rowland designed this chapel, which reflects medieval inspiration. Wirt Rowland (1878-1946) worked for George D. Mason, Albert Kahn, and other leading Detroit architects. He is best known for designing three Detroit skyscrapers — the Buhl Building, the Penobscot Building, and the Guardian Building — during the 1920s, while employed by Smith, Hinchman & Grylls. These buildings defined the Detroit skyline for almost fifty years.
 
Erected 2005 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2148.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location.
Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland Marker - Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 14, 2017
2. Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland Marker - Side 2
42° 4.538′ N, 83° 58.569′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Coman Street and Edgar Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Riverside Cemetery, about 0.2 mile from the cemetery entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Coman Street, Clinton MI 49236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinton Woolen Mill (approx. mile away); Clinton / Site of the Clinton Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jira Payne House / The Smith-Kimball Family (approx. half a mile away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Manchester War Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); Davenport House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Salem Church (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .  Wirt C. Rowland. Article about architect Wirt Rowland in Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Riverside Mortuary Chapel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 14, 2017
3. Riverside Mortuary Chapel and Marker
Riverside Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 14, 2017
4. Riverside Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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