Monday, January 16, 2006

National Memorial Church of God in Christ

Matt and I just happened to stumble across this site while checking out the remodeling done to the Fox Theatre off of Grand Blvd. Ruined shell of a church? Say no more! We're totally there! Despite having an extremely long name and being fairly small, the structure is quite picturesque and interesting.

Built in 1893 and also known at times as St. John's Church, the National Memorial Church of God in Christ was struck by lightening in and burned in 2001. Luckily, the stone walls were not affected by this blaze (because stone does not burn-that's right: science, kiddies!) Apparently, the Grand Center was at one time going to turn the church into an outdoor sculpture garden and removed all of the burnt out debris, but work on this project has currently ceased.

Matt and I didn't spend much time here, as there is not that much to see, but it was a rewarding spot nonetheless.


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