Barn Church Historical

Barn Church Historical (HM1SVS)

Location: Troy, MI 48098 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 34.858', W 83° 8.898'

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Built by William Lakie as a dairy barn in 1912, this structure is now a church. At one time the electric interurban railway ran past this barn and picked up milk cans gathered from surrounding farms. After the Presbyterian Church purchased the building in 1928, they removed the silo and added a steeple and an appropriate entranceway. Thus the barn was adapted as a church with the hay loft becoming the chancel. The massive yet graceful lines of the former barn, now a Unitarian church, befit the spirit of a traditional house of worship.
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Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1978
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 323706 N 4716520
Decimal Degrees42.58096667, -83.14830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.858', W 83° 8.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 51.48" N, 83° 8' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4230 Livernois Rd, Troy MI 48098, US
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