Sunday, December 19, 2004

Central United Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church, located on Adams and Woodward

Sitting on the northern border of Grand Circus Park, Detroit's Central United Methodist is probably one of the most highly recognizable establishments in Detroit because of its close proximity to Comerica Park and Ford Field, as well as its visibility from I-75.

Although many people can recognize the beautiful Gothic Revival-style church, however, did you know that it has been around since 1867? How about that it is the oldest continuing Methodist church in Michigan?

Designed by the prominent 19th century Michigan architect Gordon W. Lloyd, Central United Methodist was placed on Michigan's Historic registry in 1977 and on the national registry in 1982.

So, the next time you're at a ball game or come downtown to see a show at The Fox, take a moment to appreciate this beauty that has survived all of Detroit's ups and downs and still remains a strong part of the city's landscape.