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Renf
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 4:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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?
Thank you.
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Wash_man
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Post Number: 515
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Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Renf: Check this previous thread. Lots of information and pictures.

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/messages/6790/80774.html?1156854665
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Swiburn
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Post Number: 218
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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.)
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Oladub
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Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 11:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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.
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Swiburn
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Post Number: 220
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 11:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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.

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