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

Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 4, 2015
1. Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Sixteen pioneers organized the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1829. The congregation dedicated its first church building in 1844. When that church burned in 1920, Detroit architects and church members Wells Butterfield and his daughter Emily Butterfield designed this Neo-Gothic structure. Francois Grenier of Detroit created the stained glass windows, including four that depict "pioneers of Christendom," donated by former Michigan governor Fred Warner and his wife, Martha. Completed in 1922, the church and the adjoining community hall, which had a balcony and a stage, served as the center of civic life into the 1940s. The church hosted numerous events - even Saturday night movies. The education building was completed in 1958.
 
Erected 2007 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2195.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 27.837′ N, 83° 22.434′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Warner Street, on the left when traveling east on Grand River Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33112 Grand River Avenue, Farmington MI 48336, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
First United Methodist Church of Farmington and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 4, 2015
2. First United Methodist Church of Farmington and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Travel Through Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farmington Masonic Temple and Farmington Township Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Potawatomi Indians of Farmington (approx. mile away); First Quaker Meeting (approx. mile away); Farmington's First Post Office (approx. mile away); The Village Center (approx. mile away); City of Farmington (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of First United Methodist Church of Farmington. Includes a section on "Stained Glass Window – Who are Those Guys in the Window?" (Submitted on July 13, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Gov. Fred M. Warner. Governor Fred Warner lived most of his life in Farmington and has a historical marker nearby. (Submitted on July 13, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
First United Methodist Church of Farmington image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 4, 2015
3. First United Methodist Church of Farmington
"Pioneers of Christendom" Windows image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 4, 2015
4. "Pioneers of Christendom" Windows
National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 4, 2015
5. National Register of Historic Places plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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