Grace Episcopal Church (Jonesville, Michigan)
Grace Episcopal Church
Church in 2006
|Location||360 E. Chicago St., Jonesville, Michigan|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Gothic, Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||71000391|
|Added to NRHP||May 6, 1971|
|Designated MSHS||January 6, 1971|
Grace Episcopal Church is a historic church at 360 East Chicago Street in Jonesville, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site  and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is one of the first church buildings constructed in Michigan west of Detroit, and is one of the few surviving exampes of indigenous church architecture in the state.
In 1836, the Episcopal missionary William N. Lyster began preching in Jonesville. Two years later, a parish was organized by Darius Barker. In 1844, the congregation began constructing this church; it was completed on November 15, 1848, at a cost of $3,000.
Grace Episcopal Church is a 1-1/2 story rectangular Greek Revival frame structure covered in clapboard. It has a gable roof, with a square tower projecting through the front facade. Gothic lancet windows line the sides, providing the building with a somewhat rare mix of Greek Revival and Gothic styles. Black walnut panelling lined the interior, and the pews are constructed of the same wood. A small altar, also of black walnut, is set amongst frescoes.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Grace Episcopal Church". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
- Nancy Hastings. "Coffee house is 'grounded in grace'". Hillsdale.net. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- Kathryn Bishop Eckert (1993), Buildings of Michigan, Oxford University Press, p. 20, ISBN 9780195061499
- Writers' Program, Michigan (1973), Michigan, a Guide to the Wolverine State, North American Book Dist LLC, p. 394, ISBN 9780403021727
- Grace Episcopal Church (Jonesville, Mich.), Historic Grace Episcopal Church
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