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Ordinary
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Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 1:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know what the name of the church that is on the corner of Fischer and Chapin? It's pretty beat up. I drove that way trying to get around stalled Gratiot traffic. I went by there again and couldn't see any signs.
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Ordinary
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 1:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I still couldn't figure out what that church name is/was. Bump?
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1953
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 1:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know the one you are talking about, but I don't have the slightest what its name is. That church is tore up big time.
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Ordinary
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 1:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks 1953,
It looks like it was a real beauty in its former years. I might venture out of my steel cage one of these days and take a closer look at it.
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Aiw
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 2:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)





Google Street View is pretty cool...
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Mccarch
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 5:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

St. Thomas Missouri Synod Lutheran (formerly)
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Ordinary
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 11:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AIW, Thanks for the picture.

Mccarch, Thanks for the info. Does anybody know when it was closed?
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Lafontaine
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 1:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi

I am a long time lurker. I had to write about this church, though. Here is a link to the St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Eastpointe:

http://www.stl-eastpointe.org/ history.html

St. Thomas sold the church in 1968. I don't know who the new owner was or when the church was abandoned.

I was a member of St. Thomas for many years and attended school there in East Detroit. When I was 5 (I'm 51 now), I remember singing in the kindergarten choir at the Christmas program at the Fischer church. Our song was "Away in the Manger" I still remember the bright spot light shining down on us from the balcony.

Drove by the church recently. On the side of the church is a large area where a stained glass window was. It is now just a huge hole. You can see right into the church from your car. The google street view shows this view if you look south on Fischer.
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Ordinary
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Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 9:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Lafontaine and welcome. Lots of interesting stuff and smart people on this forum.
I never realized that the church in Eastpointe had started someplace else.
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Hpgrmln
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 7:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Someone mentioned an abandoned church to me today and it turns out to be a different one. Its at the Corner of Gratiot and Grand. Anyone have any info on that one?

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