not all those who wander are lost

St.Thomas church – eastside. Congregation 1908, construction of this building 1921. The name is accompanied by the words “Euluth Kirche”. German for “church”.

Interesting construction on the stairs, although they made me pretty nervous being all water rotten. I am used to seeing iron stairs in this period of buildings, but they are usually half rusted through.

Flashbacks to the MC5 stairway at the Statler.. ~shivers~

Pretty standard sanctuary for this period, with the rounded stage area. Standard creepy jesus painting up behind the alter area.

I love the little Jesus by the big missing stained glass window –

He seems to be yelling to God “Who stole my window?!”

I wonder who did steal his window, that thing must have been huge.

Balcony area looks back at the missing rosette windows on the front of the building.

Matching stained glass window on the opposite side.

I love the way that huge hole looks on this structure…

Makes the building look like its yawning Hahaha !

This is the rosette stained glass in the front – sans glass.

Remaining stained glass on far side.

11 Responses to St. Thomas Church

  • Hey there magikgrl, this particular church is far from I-75. Its near Gratiot and is invisable from anywhere but inside that neighborhood.

  • Love that Church, always a good view going down I-75

  • I got your note YoungestDaughter, sorry I didnt respond to it directly, I meant to. I did refer DetroitBlog to your data. DBlog guy REALLY digs deep for actual data. I really just provide some context when I can. Check out his post on the same place, very facinating.

  • Kishka Kishka Hare Kishka Hare Hare

  • Fucking scavengers make me sick…

    Props to Dfunk, you always find the great places.

  • I take it back, that copy of the painting I referred to is in the Jefferson Ave. Baptist Church – sorry.

  • I sent you a note about the painting before, but you may not remember. It is a copy of a 19th Century British Pre-Raphaelite painting called “the Light of the World” by William Holman Hunt.

    My guess for “Eulute is some derivation of Lutheran.

    I enjoy your website – great photos.

  • Someone stole the kishka Someone stole the kishka
    Who stole the kishka, from the butcher’s shop? Who stole the kishka?

    yeah, sorry that post got a little nasty languagewise wingedthing. I was actually singing the Kishka song in my head when I wrote the sacrilidge about jesus bitching about his stolen window…

  • i love the yawn, and the actual “who stole my window” picture made me laugh out loud at work.

  • actually “kirsche ” means cherry. Kirche must be Church, my bad.

  • “Kirche” means cherry. Euluth doesn’t translate via google.