Monthly Archives: March 2015

Shrine of the Little Flower, Detroit, Michigan

The Shrine of the Little Flower is named in honor of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, who died of tuberculosis at the age of 24.

The Shrine of the Little Flower, Detroit, Mich.

There is no description on the back of this card. This is an image of the second structure as it looked during construction. The building behind the tower was finished as two stories and includes a copper roof.

This was the home of the widely known Father Coughlin, who was a early supporter of the New Deal as outlined by Franklin Roosevelt, but broke with him early on when the new policies did not extend as far as he hoped.

This card was used and is dated 18 August 1932.

Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan

This image shows the once-named Methodist Episcopal Church located in Detroit, Michigan. It has changed names several times over the decades, with the changes in the Methodist Church in America, the largest group now known as the United Methodist Church.

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There is no description on the back, and the front captions read:

Metropolitan M. E. Church, Woodward Ave, Between Chandler and Marston Avenues, Detroit, Mich.

–This building was completed in 1926, and has remained a Methodist church to the present day. in the 1940’s it was briefly the largest Methodist congregation in the world.

This card was used and is dated 18 August 1932.

Library, Lapeer, Michigan

This image shows the original home and current main branch of the Lapeer, Michigan District Library. This structure is named for the Newberry Award winning author Marguerite deAngeli who was born in Lapeer.

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There is no description on the back of the card. The building was built in 1923, and the card likely dates to shortly after its completion. It is built in the Georgian Revival style.