- Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church
Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location: Detroit, Michigan Coordinates: Coordinates: Built: 1891 Architect: Spier & Rohns Architectural style: Carpenter Gothic Governing body: Private NRHP Reference#: 82002900 Significant dates Added to NRHP: April 22, 1982 Designated MSHS: October 2, 1980
Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church is a church located at 4461 Twenty-Eighth Street in Detroit, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1980 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The building now houses the Motor City Missionary Baptist Church.
In the late 1800s, German-speaking immigrants began moving into southwest Detroit. The Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on Military Street was established in 1882 to service this influx of people. The new congregation quickly swelled, and in 1890, the elders of Zion started a daughter congregation, commissioning the architectural firm of Spier and Rohns to design a wooden structure costing no more than $2000 to build. This building is the only known example of a wooden church designed by the firm.
The church was completed in 1891; a wooden parsonage was added the next year and a brick school was built in 1923. The latter two building are included in the city historical listing, while on the church is on the National and state listing.
The Gethsemane Evangelical Church was built in 1891; the congregation used the building until 1976, when they went defunct. The building was purchased by the Motor City Missionary Baptist Church in 1978. The Motor City Baptist Church congregation was organized in 1967 by Rev. John W. Haynes and his wife Inez.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church is a wooden, High Victorian Gothic chapel. It is frame construction with gables at the ends, a central tower, and vestibule in front. The original clapboard siding still clads the building, although white paint has replaced the original cream-and-gold with red-and-blue accent color scheme. Each side has five tall lancet-arched, stained-glass windows, and the eaves are trimmed with hollow curved brackets and a paneled frieze.
The interior is unusually well-preserved. The interior walls feature vertical board wainscoting, with the area above covered in cream painted canvas. The church organ is located on a rear balcony.
- ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ a b c d e f g Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church from the state of Michigan
- ^ a b c d e Motor City Missionary Baptist Church/ Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church from Detroit1701,org
- ^ a b c d e f Motor City Missionary Baptist Church Historic District from the city of Detroit
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