Little Stone Church, a Congregational Church located on Mackinac Island, Michigan, welcomes both residents and visitors to our Sunday worship services. Although it is known as The Little Stone Church, the official title is Union Congregational Church. The church is an affiliate of the NACCC (National Association of Congregational Christian Churches). There are about 100 members, most of them summer residents.
The Union Congregational Church began with the formation in August 1899 of a congregation known as the Union Church Society. The church structure was built of local fieldstone in 1904 with Deacons S.B. Poole and J.M. Leggett setting the cornerstones of the church.
Asbury W. Buckley of Chicago was the architect and the Koepke Brothers of Petoskey were hired as contractors. Local builder Frank Rounds and his crew gathered glacial-erratic fieldstones to construct the church. The granite cut stones used for the buttresses and courses surrounding windows and the door must have been transported as they are not indigenous to the Island. The 55 by 40 foot interior, featuring gleaming woodwork, and deep-set, colorful memorial windows is virtually unchanged.
Photo captured October 4, 2016.
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