St. John's Presbyterian Church

St. John's Presbyterian Church (HM20AQ)

Location: Detroit, MI 48207 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.391', W 83° 1.731'

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On April 27, 1919, thirty-nine people met in the First Presbyterian Church on Woodward Avenue and organized St. John's Presbyterian Church. Reverend John W. Lee, a field missionary, led the formation of the church to serve Detroit's growing black population. St. John's was the first African-American Presbyterian congregation in Michigan. The first place of worship was located at Madison and Dubois streets. In 1936 churchwoman Anne Lewis led the establishment of the St. John's child care center. In 1940 the congregation moved to a church at Clinton and Joseph Campau streets. In the 1960s government-sponsored "urban renewal" projects forced the congregation to move to a new location. The first service in the present church was held on Christmas Day 1966.
HM NumberHM20AQ
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 332869 N 4689503
Decimal Degrees42.33985000, -83.02885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.391', W 83° 1.731'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 23.46" N, 83° 1' 43.86" W
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Area Code(s)313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2059-2093 E Lafayette St, Detroit MI 48207, US
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