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They once called Detroit the Paris of the West and they meant it.
It is a great city. It never stopped being great. And greater things are in store.
It never stopped being great.
Many of those that've left would disagree.
People outside of Michigan are surprised by these kinds of Detroit buildings all the time. I find myself constantly explaining to them that before the 1960s Detroit was a world-class city and has the assets commensurate with that status.
Loved this church, was married here in 2000. Miss Dr. Dave :(
It's so sad what happened to Detroit. So many treasures and so many were razed or stripped. We need to recover the city while we still have some left.
Just imagine all these churches and how many people got married there, had funerals, were baptized there and now they are in ruins. Crazy.
I would KILL to have seen St. Agnes in its prime. Grand Rapids doesn’t have nearly the number of abandoned building Detroit has, and even fewer with the history and beauty that could match that of Detroit’s, in use or otherwise. Detroit really must have been something else. It’s so sad to see something so beautiful fall apart. A place once full of happiness and sadness, tears of joy and of loss. Where people once came to find solace and guidance. So many who were lost and were found and those who were found, but then were lost. People coming into this world and those leaving.
So many stories. Some began and some ended. For others, it was simply a stop along the way. Some were comedies. Others, tragedies. All in one building. Now, the only thing ringing through the halls is the sound of rain and the noises of nature reclaiming what once was hers. The chirping of birds and scurrying feet of mice.
Oh gosh, where was this taken? It's gorgeous!
Historic Trinity Church - Detroit, Michigan [building]
I wish there were a church tour group. My mom took humanities @ Wayne State. She saw every church in Detroit. I would love to make a day of that!
beautiful -- i thought dis was the Guardian
Not a religious person, but I do love church architecture (usually)
Certainly not 8 Mile