Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Detroit

Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Detroit

Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church is located at 4440 Russell Street (at E Canfield St) in Detroit, Michigan in the Forest Park neighborhood on the city's central East side. The Gothic Revival cathedral styled Church is the largest of the Roman Catholic Churches in the City of Detroit.

In 1890, construction began one "what would become the largest Catholic Church in Michigan." Spier and Rohns designed the present cathedral structure. Father Dominic Hippolytus Kolasiñski had formed the parish and raised the building funds for the rapidly growing parish. The cornerstone-laying ceremony was held on June 5, 1892, and on December 24, 1893, after construction costs of over $125,000, the church was officially dedicated. More than 10,000 people attended the dedication ceremony.

Sweetest Heart of Mary is one of the largest and perhaps most impressive Gothic Revival Cathedral Churches in the Midwest. The church is constructed of red brick in a cruciform shape with a cross gabled roof. The facade on Russell boasts a rusticated stone lower level with a triple portal, a pointed arch structure, and a stone balustrade atop everything. Two towers flank the entrance, topped with identical Spires, which are capped with buttresses and detailed with crosses.

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Sight Name: Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Sight Location: Detroit, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Churches Tour of Detroit  

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