Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland

Riverside Mortuary Chapel / Wirt Rowland (HM1Z9N)

Location: Clinton, MI 49236 Lenawee County
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N 42° 4.538', W 83° 58.569'

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Riverside Mortuary Chapel

This chapel, completed in 1913, embodies the dream of Cemetery Superintendent George Kies, the design of Clinton-born architect Wirt Rowland, and the artistry of the mason, a "Mr. Uhr" of Manchester. It also reflects livestock dealer Solomon Tate's sense of color and design. Tate chose the stones, donated by local farmers. The Clinton Culture Club, later the Federated Women's Club, led the chapel building effort.

Wirt Rowland

Early in his long career in Detroit, Clinton native Wirt C. Rowland designed this chapel, which reflects medieval inspiration. Wirt Rowland (1878-1946) worked for George D. Mason, Albert Kahn, and other leading Detroit architects. He is best known for designing three Detroit skyscrapers — the Buhl Building, the Penobscot Building, and the Guardian Building — during the 1920s, while employed by Smith, Hinchman & Grylls. These buildings defined the Detroit skyline for almost fifty years.
HM NumberHM1Z9N
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees42.07563333, -83.97615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 4.538', W 83° 58.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 4' 32.28" N, 83° 58' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)989, 517, 734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Coman St, Clinton MI 49236, US
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