Post Number: 57
|Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 4:48 pm: || |
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish was founded, I believe, in 1884 to serve Flemish immigrants living
on Detroit's East Side. I believe it was closed in about 1964 and merged with Annunciation Parish on Parkview near East Jefferson, a parish that is still in operation.
Does anyone know where Our Lady of Sorrows
Church was located and whether it is still standing?
Post Number: 515
|Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 6:33 pm: || |
Renf: Check this previous thread. Lots of information and pictures.
Post Number: 218
|Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 11:21 am: || |
A semi-interesting fact: the first Our Lady of Sorrows burned, and then the second one burned,too, in l963 (fire in the old Briggs Manufacturing plant.)
Post Number: 67
|Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 11:21 pm: || |
When my grandmother heard the old "Belgian Church" was on fire, she took a bus to the old neighborhood. Because of barricades she had to climb over a fence so she could get close to grieve. She was married and her daughters had first communion at this church. It had been a community center for Belgians who had long since moved east. She suspected that it was arson, revenge for Fr. Talleau scolding unruly neighborhood kids.
Post Number: 220
|Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 11:12 am: || |
No arson; just the flames from the next door Briggs plant reaching over to the parish.
It was a beautiful old church, and the new one is just blah.