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Old St. Mary's Church

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Address: 646 Monroe Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
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+1 313-961-8711

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Beautiful old church right in Greektown

It is an old well cared for church right on Monroe Street in Greektown. Stop in to see the architecture or to take a quiet rest

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 15, 2014
Washington Twp., MI
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Washington Twp., MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is an old well cared for church right on Monroe Street in Greektown. Stop in to see the architecture or to take a quiet rest

1 Thank Tina101010
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We are lucky enough to have such a beautiful church in our area. The carvings are so beautiful. The organ is magnificent. This is another jewel of the Detroit Area.

1 Thank SharondJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Old St. Mary's is an amazing church in terms of architecture. We've all heard the stories about Detroit, the poverty, the abandoned buildings, etc. On one side you're glad it's preserved and maintained, on the other, it's hard to reconcile the money need to maintain this church with the poverty in Detroit. Some pics at : http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=apmadoc%20marys

3 Thank Tudor A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

During a Christmas visit to the Detroit area, we stayed at the Greektown Casino Hotel, adjacent to Old St. Mary Church. Upon research with the hotel concierge, we found that this old church is still fully operational and had Christmas Eve Midnight Mass scheduled. We attended the service and we were so moved by the elegance of this historical building,... More 

3 Thank Ron S
Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Lovely interior of a very traditional Catholic Church. It still celebrates some masses in Latin. Nearby Jesuit St. Peter &Paul has a more liberal philosophy.

3 Thank Pcsk8
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Old St Mary's is a wonderfully beautiful church. I wandered around, enjoying the art and interesting grottoes for half an hour. It is located right in Greek Town as well, which is a unique and fascinating area.

3 Thank Nathan S
Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Was delighted to find the church open as mass was just ending. The interior of the church has a strong European influence and rivals the beauty of those in Rome. Don't forget to look up at the impressive ceiling. Make a point to visit the Blessed Mother's Grotto tucked into a back corner, a lovely retreat and place to spend... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Beautiful, inspiring, well preserved, and I could continue to go on and on. The point is, that once You are in Greektown, You probably aren't thinking about God...until You go to the Church

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

A beautiful church - a quiet respite in the midst of always bustling Greektown. Be sure to take time to look around - the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a replica. There is so much to see you could make a mini retreat just by walking around.

3 Thank JudithAnn57
Weedsport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Early churches are among some of the most interesting urban architecture. Old St. Mary's is a splendid as any with stunning stained glass windows. For the faithful, the church would surely be an inspirational place to worship.

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