Church of the Assumption (Phoenix, Michigan)

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Church of the Assumption
Church of the Assumption Houghton County MI 2009.jpg
Location US 41, E of M-26, Houghton Township, Michigan
Coordinates 47°23′22″N 88°16′34″W / 47.38944°N 88.27611°W / 47.38944; -88.27611Coordinates: 47°23′22″N 88°16′34″W / 47.38944°N 88.27611°W / 47.38944; -88.27611
Built 1858
Architect Frederic Baraga, Nicholas Grasser
Architectural style Carpenter Gothic
NRHP Reference # 00000220[1]
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[2] in Phoenix[3] in Houghton Township, Michigan. It is also known as the Phoenix Church.[4] The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

History[edit]

The Church of the Assumption was built in 1858 as St. Mary's Catholic Church[4] in Cliff.[3] In 1899, the church was dismantled and reconstructed in its present location in Phoenix;[3] the name was changed to the Church of the Assumption.[4] 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.[3] As of 2009, the church (although deconsecrated) is still used for weddings and memorial services.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Church of the Assumption from the state of Michigan, retrieved 8/11/09
  3. ^ a b c d Church of the Assumption from Pure Michigan, retrieved 8/11/09
  4. ^ a b c d Phoenix Church from the Keweenaw County Historical Society, retrieved 8/11/09

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