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 examples of indigenous church architecture in the state.
In 1833, the Episcopal missionary William N. Lyster left Ireland for the United States, and eventually became the restor of a mission in Tecumseh, Michigan. From there, he traveled throughout southern Michigan to minister to isolated communities; in 1836 he helpd the first church service 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. The building has a single-story projecting entry vestibule, atop which is a square tower which intersects with the main structure. Square pilasters run up each corner of the building, and both the entry projection and the main structure are topped with a gable roof.
Gothic double-arched lancet windows line the sides of the building, providing the building with a somewhat rare mix of Greek Revival and Gothic styles. Similar single-arched windows are on each side of the entry vestibule.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Grace Episcopal Church". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
- Jim Schutze (November 13, 1970), NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY- NOMINATION FORM: Grace Episcopal Church
- 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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