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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building

First Presbyterian Church
church
Presbyterian
99 Wayne Street
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Oakland County
Web Address: http://www.fpcpontiac.com/

About

Construction: 1918-1924

Number of Pictorial Windows: 17

Number of Non-pictorial Windows: 11

Floor Plan Sketch: Download


Building Notes: The cornerstone was laid in 1918. The basement was the first to be finished and was then used for services until construction on the Church was completed in 1924.

The Church is rather unusually designed. There is no large main door on the façade. One enters through doors located in each tower. Each of these doors lead directly into a vestibule located in the basement. Outside from the air or on the ground it looks like a Gothic hall church with four aisle windows on each side. However, once inside the church (auditorium) takes on a cruciform shape. The last aisle window on each side is actually in a stairway that leads from a vestibule to the Church (auditorium), and then to the balcony.

The original aisle windows were ornamental in design until being replaced with windows made by Connick Associates starting in the 1950's. According to an insurance estimator, all of these Connick Associates windows are "painted and fired. The backgrounds and borders make extensive use of stencils. Glass is all hand blown antique from France, Germany, and Blenko (USA)."

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First Presbyterian Church
MSGC: 1998.0107

Census Coordinator:
Surdyk Michael



Studio Name
Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

Windows
Parable of the Sower
Music
Parable of the Good Samaritan
Flowers
Parable of the Talents
Initials of Jesus Christ/Celtic Cross/Anchor Cross
Women of Christ's Day
Symbols of Justice
The Children's Window
Cherubim
Christ the Teacher, Savior, and Healer
Bible/Latin Cross/Crown
Samuel/The Lord/David
Supper at Emmaus
Four Evangelists/Nativity
Decorative
Ornamental