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St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel

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Identification

St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel
Saint Bonaventure Monastery
259529

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Structure in General

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

Usages

church

Facts

  • Today the chapel functions primarily as a Franciscan monastery and social center and secondarily as a church.
  • The church originally had a seating capacity of 300, but now seats 250.
  • The chapel's soup kitchen was added in 1913, the two transepts were added between 1925 and 1926, and the Hall for Third Order Franciscans was constructed in 1939.
  • The monastery is Late Gothic Victorian in style, and features a red-brick faced trimmed in limestone.
  • The church is famous in Detroit for its soup kitchen, and has a long history of caring for the poor of Eastside Detroit.
  • This church was never part of the Archdiocese of Detroit, and functions as a Public Chapel having only one mass a week.

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Location

1470 Mount Elliott Street
1470 Mount Elliott Street
48207
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1883
1884
1939

Involved Companies

Peter Dederichs

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