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Southfield in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Southfield United Presbyterian Church

 
 
Southfield United Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
1. Southfield United Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription. In 1850 seventeen Irish immigrants met in the home of Matthew Erwin Sr. and organized what became the Southfield United Presbyterian Church. Two years later they relocated a vacant church building to this site and met there until the present Greek Revival style chapel was built in 1862. In 1912 laborers, using horses and wooden shovels, dug a basement under the church. The education unit and sanctuary date from 1953 and 1960 respectively.
 
Erected 1998 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2026.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.345′ N, 83° 15.369′ W. Marker is in Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West Ten Mile Road east of Lois Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21575 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield MI 48075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historical Site (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lawrence Institute of Technology (approx. 0.4 miles
Southfield United Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
2. Southfield United Presbyterian Church and Marker
View of the 1862 chapel; marker is on the right.
away); Mary Thompson Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mary Thompson House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southfield Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historical Marker (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Historical Site (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southfield.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Southfield United Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 11, 2017
3. Southfield United Presbyterian Church and Marker
From left to right: 1960 chapel, 1953 education unit, 1862 chapel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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