Historic Structures

Saint Michael's Greek Catholic Church, Poletown, Detroit Michigan

Date added: October 16, 2013 Categories: Michigan Church Art Deco

Built for a predominantly Polish and Slavic congregation worshipping under Byzantine-Slavonic Rite, Became Saint Nicholas Greek Catholic Church in 1932 until ca, 1963, then Temple of Faith Missionary Baptist Church Architecturally represents traditional church forms and Art-Deco design motifs.

The exterior featured a combination of Byzantine and Art-Deco features; tri-partite arrangment of front facade capped by copper domes and bar crosses; texture achieved through use of recessed brick panels, brick butresses and corbelled cornices; elongated round-head gothic windows feature Art-Deco stained glass design; round windows and arched entry.

The interior featured vaulted ceilings featuring artwork depicting biblical scenes.

Saint Michael's Greek Catholic Church, Poletown, Detroit Michigan  INTERIOR, SANCTUARY AND APSE LOOKING NORTHWEST 1981
INTERIOR, SANCTUARY AND APSE LOOKING NORTHWEST 1981