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Marine City in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Holy Cross Parish

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. Holy Cross Parish Marker
Inscription. Father Gabriel Richard received this triangular plot of land by way of a grant from President John Quincy Adams on April 1, 1825. This area, known as Catholic Point, contains, among other buildings a church, a rectory, a convent, the former high school, a new high school, and a grade school. The present church edifice, the second to stand on the site, was built in 1903. A bell, which formerly hung in the original Church, was cast in Normandy, France, in 1825. The tracker organ in the Church was built in 1861 and is one of the earliest American-built models in Michigan. Among former pastors of Holy Cross Parish, in addition to Father Gabriel Richard, were the saintly missionary Bishop Frederic Baraga, and a pioneer priest of St. Clair, Father Lawrence Kilroy. Holy Cross Parish has remained in continuous use and service to the people for over 150 years.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0546.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 42.79′ N, 82° 29.658′ W. Marker is in Marine City, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is on South Water Street south of Bridge Street, on the
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
2. Holy Cross Parish Marker
right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 South Water Street, Marine City MI 48039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newport Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); David and Laura Lester House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pêche Island Rear Range Light (approx. ¼ mile away); Heritage Square Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Marine City (approx. half a mile away); East China Fractional School District No. 2 School (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Clair River Habitat Restoration (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named St. Clair River Habitat Restoration (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marine City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our Lady on the River Parish. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Holy Cross Church. (Submitted on September 25, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
3. Holy Cross Parish Marker
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By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2018
4. Holy Cross Parish Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 453 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 25, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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