not all those who wander are lost

St. Josaphat

Congregation goes back to late C19, one of the original Polish cornerstone churches in the old neighborhood.

St Josaphat appears in the background of the photo of John Lee Hooker on his first album as he walks up what used to be Hastings Street.

Lets take a look inside:

6 Responses to St. Josaphat

  • Wow.. Love these shots.

  • Hastings Street is prominently mentioned in most of Donald Goines novels. Appears to have been the spot for Black night life in the late 50’s early 60’s.


  • WOW! This church is in incredible condition, unlike many of its Detroit contemporaries! Thanks for some more beautiful shots of history.

  • One of my all time favorite churches!! You always manage to capture the angels in the architecture :-)

  • Beautiful shots. Do you have any idea of what that army of god battle scene is from? It looks like WWI, maybe WWII Russian front. But I would guess it has some Polish history.

  • Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Glad to know that some things are still intact!