I know very little about this history of this small but attractive church that is very visible when you drive to see the Michigan Central Station or drive from downtown to Mexican Village. The cornerstone indicates that construction began in 1870. Quite likely this was a German Lutheran congregation that had funds to erect this attractive but rather small Gothic church.
I have been told—by a local person—that, in 1952, this Lutheran church was sold to the House of Israel church. That congregation may have occupied the former Lutheran Church until the early 2000s when then moved next door—to 2310 17th Street—into what had been the rectory for the Lutheran Church. Then the Grace to Grace Christian Fellowship purchased the former Lutheran Church.
If you know more about history of this appealing church building and theCongregations that have used it as their place of worship, please let me know by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Archiect: Unknown to me
Date cornerstone was put in place: 1870
Architectural style: Gothic
City of Detroit Designated Historic District: Not listed
State of Michigan Registry of Historic Places: Not listed
National Registry of Historic Sites:
Use in 2008: Home of the Grace to Grace Christian Fellowship
Photograph: Ren Farley; September 20, 2008
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