Salvation Army

Salvation Army (HMFRQ)

Location: Detroit, MI 48226 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.866', W 83° 2.58'

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Founded by William Booth in London, England. The Salvation Army came to Michigan in 1883. When organizing the Detroit corps in 1887 Captain Fink wrote to her British superiors: "This is the Metropolis of Michigan ? a beautiful city, but oh, the sin and iniquity that abounds here." The army initially concentrated its efforts near here, in Cadillac Square, a haven for persons of ill repute. Salvationists found their sidewalk ministry hindered by city officials, who in 1901 enacted an ordnance requiring permits for outdoor speaking, parades and peddling near Cadillac Square, which was near city hall. Undaunted, the army ministered to the needy, holding both indoor and outdoor meetings. It became one of the most active and effective missions in the city. In 1902 Detroit became the headquarters of the Indiana and Michigan division.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS646
Year Placed1984
Placed ByBureau of Michigan History - Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 331680 N 4688560
Decimal Degrees42.33110000, -83.04300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.866', W 83° 2.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 51.96" N, 83° 2' 34.80" W
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Area Code(s)313, 586, 734, 248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 527-599 Randolph Street, Detroit MI 48226, US
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