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St. Albertus Catholic Church

Identification

St. Albertus Catholic Church
St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church, St. Albertus Parish
250543

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
brick
copper
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usages

museum

Facts

  • This parish was closed by the Archdiocese of Detroit decommissioned St. Albertus in 1990 after years of low attedance due to Detroit's massive population loss.
  • The church building is now used as a museum, and kept up by the Polish American Historic Site Association, dedicated to keeping Detroit's Polish history alive.
  • This red-brick structure was built in a western Polish Gothic style with a single, soaring symmetrical spire.
  • At a height of 280 feet, St. Albertus' church spire was the tallest in Detroit. However, it was damaged by a windstorm in 1913, and never rebuilt to its original height.
  • St. Albertus was the first Polish Roman Catholic Church in Detroit.
  • This church has a seating capacity of 2,500.

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Location

4231-4257 Saint Aubin Avenue
2026 East Canfield Street
4231 Saint Aubin Avenue
48207
Chene
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

208.00 ft
104.00 ft
1883
1885
$61,000

Involved Companies

Henry Engelbert

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