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Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church [2] | by Яick Harris
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Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church [2]

"The Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church is in Detroit Michigan. Built in 1911 in the Gothic revival style, the architect was Sidney Badgley. It was for some time the Abyssinia Church of God in Christ.


By 1908, the Presbyterians in Detroit recognized the need for a church to serve congregants located in what was then the "north" Woodward area. Mrs. Tracy McGregor donated a lot along Woodward, and the cornerstone for the church was laid on January 1, 1910. The church was dedicated on June 23 of the next year.


Woodward Avenue Presbyterian is an English Gothic-style church, faced with rough rock and trimmed with a contrasting limestone, and measuring 184 feet long by 104 feet wide. The Woodward Avenue facade boasts a massive carved-stone entrance with a traceried stained glass window set above; two square towers flank the center entrance. Along the side, gabled transepts contain full-height traceried windows. A two-story educational wing, built at the same time as the main church, abuts the rear.


Woodward Avenue Presbyterian is abandoned and the inside has fallen into disrepair. However, the structure still stands."


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Taken on June 27, 2009