Church of the Assumption (Phoenix, Michigan)
Church of the Assumption
|Location||US 41, E of M-26, Houghton Township, Michigan|
|Architect||Frederic Baraga, Nicholas Grasser|
|Architectural style||Carpenter Gothic|
|NRHP Reference #||00000220|
|Added to NRHP||March 15, 2000|
The Church of the Assumption is an historic Carpenter Gothic style Roman Catholic church located on US 41, 400 feet east of M-26 in Phoenix in Houghton Township, Michigan. It is also known as the Phoenix Church. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
The Church of the Assumption was built in 1858 as St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cliff. In 1899, the church was dismantled and reconstructed in its present location in Phoenix; the name was changed to the Church of the Assumption. Masses were held in the church until 1957. In 1985, the church was purchased by the Keweenaw County Historical Society, which undertook an extensive restoration process. As of 2009, the church (although deconsecrated) is still used for weddings and memorial services.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Church of the Assumption from the state of Michigan, retrieved 8/11/09
- Church of the Assumption from Pure Michigan, retrieved 8/11/09
- Phoenix Church from the Keweenaw County Historical Society, retrieved 8/11/09
- Phoenix Church from the Keweenaw County Historical Society