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Fort Street Presbyterian Church

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Identification

Fort Street Presbyterian Church
211085

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
limestone
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usages

church (presbyterian)

Facts

  • This Decorated Gothic-styled, Malden limestone-faced church is considered one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the United States.
  • The original church, constructed between 1853 to 1855, was largely destroyed in a fire on the morning of March 25, 1876, but was rebuilt to the exact specifications of the original church just one year later.
  • The church tower and spire is modeled after St. James' Church in Louth, England.
  • Maximum seating is 1,200 people on the main floor and balcony level.
  • The church experienced another fire that destroyed the church interior in 1914, but again, it was rebuilt according to the original church specifications, and was rededicated on April 11, 1915.

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Location

631-657 West Fort Street
658 3rd Street
631 West Fort Street
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

265.00 ft
265.00 ft
1
1876
1877
1914

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