Sherman City Union Church

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Sherman City Union Church
Sherman City Union Church
Sherman City Union Church is located in Michigan
Sherman City Union Church
Location 11429 W. Vernon Rd., Sherman City, Michigan
Coordinates 43°43′35″N 85°4′34″W / 43.72639°N 85.07611°W / 43.72639; -85.07611Coordinates: 43°43′35″N 85°4′34″W / 43.72639°N 85.07611°W / 43.72639; -85.07611
Area less than one acre
Built 1898
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 04000645[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 2004
Designated MSHS August 3, 1979[2]

Sherman City Union Church is a historic church at 11429 West Vernon Road in Sherman City, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1979[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]


Sherman City was platted in 1870 and boomed with the increase in local lumber trade.[3] The Sherman City Union Church was built in 1871 as the "Guard of American Revolution Hall." A tornado in 1878 leveled most of the town, but this building survived. In 1898, the building was refitted as a nondenomination church, and served in that function and as a social gathering place. Lumbering declined in the early 1900s, and the rown began declining. The church was abandoned in about 1960, but was rescued and refurbished in 1977-78 by local citizens.[3]


The Sherman City Union Church is a 1-1/2 story frame structure covered with clapboard.[2] A two-story tower at the front has a pyramidal belfry and houses a double-door entrance. The sides have unusual triangular topped narrow windows, and pressed tin covers the interior walls and ceiling.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Sherman City Union Church". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Jack R. Westbrook (2008), Isabella County, 1859 - 2009, Arcadia Publishing, p. 34, ISBN 9780738561547