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Roscommon Congregational Church

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1961, Alden B. Dow, Inc. 109 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

This modest, asymmetrical, nearly A-frame church fronted by a tall, slender, symmetrical A-frame gable extended as a spire inspires a feeling of awe and reverence in visitors. The building is clad with redwood inside and out. Exposed beams reveal the framework of the structure. A glass wall runs the full length of one side of the sanctuary. Slender windows pierce the wall behind the altar, illuminating a transparent cross into the sanctuary.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert



Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Roscommon Congregational Church", [Roscommon, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 449-449.

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