Gratiot Avenue Church II


Congregation! Please be seated, and open your prayer guides to the Book of Revelation, Psalm 69

-Ministry, Psalm 69


View from altar.


4 responses

  1. I grew up in Detroit and probably drove by this church all the time… when there were still people in the church.

    November 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    • tabularasa88

      I’m curious… when did you leave? Did all the whit flight happen after ’68 and the riots?

      November 17, 2013 at 1:03 am

      • I left in the early 80’s. the city was already dying, but there were still grand areas that were holding on. I went back last summer, but ended up not taking any real photos. I had meant to go to some of the places you photographed, but somehow had a hard time doing it. I’ll probably write about the experience sometime… strange. Guess that’s why I enjoy seeing the photos you’ve taken there.

        November 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm

  2. tabularasa88

    I suppose you need a bit of separation from your subject matter. I’ve visited a few times since the mid 90s, and have been surprised at how much of Detroit doesn’t suck. That’s not damning with faint praise, either; it’s just that if you go only on Detroit’s reputation, you’d think that it’s ALL a blasted wasteland.

    November 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

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