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St. Albertus Church

 
 
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Inscription. Polish immigrants arrived in Detroit as early as the 1850s, but not until the Reverend Simon Wieczorek founded St. Albertus Roman Catholic Parish in 1872, did their community have a center. In 1885 the present Gothic Revival building replaced the original wooden frame structure. Inspired by the Reverend Dominic Kolasinski's concern for the Polish traditions, it incorporates twelve lunette panels over the nave arcades, brick detailing, and an octagonal tower common to churches in Poland. Although the community eventually dispersed, St. Albertus Church still stands as a symbol of the first Polish community in Detroit.
 
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 333.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.591′ N, 83° 2.492′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Aubin Street and East Canfield Street, on the left when traveling north on St. Aubin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4231 St. Aubin Street, Detroit MI 48207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Scarab Club (approx. 1.1 miles away); Detroit Association of Women's Clubs (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (approx. 1.1 miles away); David Whitney, Jr. Residence (approx. 1.1 miles away); Omega Psi Phi (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lewis College of Business (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Additional keywords. Polish
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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