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On my last trip to Detroit I got a tip about a HUGE abandoned church that was open at the time.
RiddimRyder and I tried getting into this church back in 2016 or so and failed, it’s been on my wish list for years, so I was super excited to finally see it.
The abandoned church delivered far beyond my expectations as almost every room in every section was beautifully decayed, some staged by other explorers, and some rooms just left to rot in place.
My jaw hit the floor as I rounded a dark corner, entered the baptismal and got a first look at the absolutely massive sanctuary.
The walls were crumbling, the pillars has exposed brick from all of the plaster eroding with time, the dust and soot on everything.
The ground was broken in the summer of 1925, and construction began for this beautiful Baptist church.
The fruit of their labor was unveiled in the later summer of 1926 when the new church and school were solemnly dedicated.
In 1950 the church witnessed a significant renovation highlighted by the addition of a magnificent mural titled “Supper at Emmaus,” gracefully adorning the altar.
At its peak, the church boasted a vibrant community of over 2,000 members, making it one of the largest churches in the city of Detroit.
However, like many institutions during the 1960s and 1970s, the church experienced a decline in membership, eventually leading to its closure in August of 1978.
More recently, the building found a new purpose as it became the cherished home of another name, however, sometime in the mid-2010s, the church was vacated, and the decision was made to put it up for sale.
Today it sits empty and decaying with no future in sight.
I ran into a homeless person on this exploration, he turned out to be very friendly and we chatted a bit off-camera.