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St. Florian Catholic Church, Hamtramck

#101 of 140 in Historic Sites in Michigan
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St. Florian Church is a Roman Catholic Church at 2626 Poland Street in Hamtramck, Michigan. The church was designed by Ralph Adams Cram of the firm Cram and Ferguson.
St. Florian's parish consists of predominantly Polish members whose families were immigrants from Poland and settled in Hamtramck after Dodge opened an automobile factory in 1910. Clergy are of the Ministry of the Society of Christ Fathers to Polish Migrants,
By 1907, Ford, Dodge, and Packard plants were employing many Polish immigrants who settled in Hamtramck Township or in contiguous neighborhoods on what was then the northern edge of the city of Detroit. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit recognized the need for a church to serve Polish residents, and established the parish named for St. Florian, patron of Poland, in 1907. Services were initially held in a storefront.
The influx of Polish immigrants created a need for churches. The first Polish Catholic Church in Detroit was St. Albertus (1872), followed by St. Florian (1907) in Hamtramck and six others in surrounding Detroit: Sweetest Heart of Mary (1888); St. Casimir (1882); St. Francis of Assisi (1889); St. Josaphat (1889); St. Stanislaus (1890s); St. John Cantius (1902); St. Hedwig's (1903); and St. Hyacinth (1905).
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  • We visited during a wedding rehearsal and did not want to bother anyone, but we snuck around to see all the beautiful windows and architecture.  more »
  • Being Catholic and of Polish decent, we decided to visit St Florian on our recent visit to Hamtramck. The sheer beauty and magnificent architecture of this century old Church are a testament to the...  more »
  • What a beautiful church, true place of worship. The presence of the lord is felt throughout. Amazing statutes and pics of the lord, saints and the blessed mother.
  • Absolutely gorgeous place of worship. Their annual strawberry festival is a wonderful event and celebration for the community.

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