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St. Ignatius Church

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1889. Lower Shore Rd., Middle Village

Tucked behind a dune on the lakeshore, this clapboarded wood-frame church with a one-story wing addition is picturesque in its simplicity and isolation. It is the third building to serve the Indian settlement on the site of a Jesuit mission established near here by the French in 1741. A central entrance tower with an open belfry and a spire projects from the simple Gothic Revival building. Pointed-arched windows with double-hung sash pierce the walls. Tongue-and-groove wainscoting and pressed-metal ceiling and walls adorn the interior of the church. In the cemetery adjoining the church on the south, wooden crosses mark the graves of the Ottawa.

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "St. Ignatius Church", [Harbor Springs, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-EM18.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 413-413.

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