The Salem-Walker Church remains as one of the few intact Greek Revival churches in Michigan. Constructed at a time when the popularity of Greek Revival architecture was on the wane in the state, the church is a simple white clapboard box. Windows flank the transomed double-doored entrance of the symmetrical end-gable front, the pediment of which has a seven-sided decorative motif. A square tower, each stage with a frieze and corner pilasters, tops the front center of the roof. Pilasters decorate the corners and the entrance. The church began in about 1841 as part of a Methodist circuit consisting of Lapham's Corners (present-day Brookville), the Leland Church, and Salem. This Salem church is the only one of these still standing. It is named after E. T. Walker of the Walker-Ham family, who purchased the land.
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Salem-Walker Church and Cemetery
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