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Salem-Walker Church and Cemetery

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1864. 7150 Angle Rd.

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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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Salem-Walker Church and Cemetery", [Northville, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-WA24.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 156-156.

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