Currently in Houghton MI (Low 56 Mostly Sunny High 75)
We attended Mass yesterday at St. Josephs in Lake Linden Michigan near Houghton.
Another beautiful church in the UP which was built of rough sandstone blocks. The church is front-gabled with round arched windows, with two steeples with domed caps frame the roof line. The church was built in 1871 in the French Canadian tradition to serve the growing French Canadian population of the area that were in the area to work in the copper mines.
Here is the view facing the altar
Towards the choir loft
The main altar
Closeup of the two altars
Above the altars
Since it is an old church the elevated pulpit is still present. Some old churches have removed the pulpits.
The side altar on the left side
On the right side
There was beautiful stained glass
Some of the most beautiful Stations of the Cross we have ever seen.
We cannot believe how blessed we are to tour this great country and when we go to Mass it is at an historical site.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo
Great tour! Thanks:)ReplyDelete
The old church was built about that time..This was built slowly between 1902-12,ReplyDelete