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Little Stone Church

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 January 2017 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

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.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Quelle belle architecture ..J'aime beaucoup !
Bonne journée

30 Jan 2017 6:28am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Nothing much more beautiful than a church so old, with such beautiful stone
architecture. Stellar view you found, great colour, awesome find, and a great
write-up that I appreciate !~ If you took more I would anxiously await them.

30 Jan 2017 7:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I can feel a sense of welcome even from here . . what a sweet little church.

30 Jan 2017 8:37am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful compoistion, colors, lights & textures!
Lovely church!

30 Jan 2017 9:18am

Anne from France


30 Jan 2017 10:02am

Marité from France

Une belle petite église en granit ! Merci !
Bonne journée.

30 Jan 2017 12:23pm

jean pierre a from France

jolie petite eglise!! amitiés

30 Jan 2017 12:48pm

Frances from Boston, United States

This is a superb look at this beautiful church. Excellent stonework.

30 Jan 2017 1:04pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb architecture!!

30 Jan 2017 4:07pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Well this church do justice to its name ! I like a lot !

30 Jan 2017 4:52pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique petite église ...
Joli le granit.)

30 Jan 2017 5:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo of this charming church. The stonework is quite lovely.

30 Jan 2017 5:39pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

One senses the history of worship behind that handsome stone face. Another of your superb blue sky backdrop shots!

30 Jan 2017 5:53pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful little church.

30 Jan 2017 6:03pm

willy from Belgium

une très belles église en granit Steven


30 Jan 2017 6:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

An inviting church building. I love the way it looks against the blue of the sky

30 Jan 2017 6:46pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Sturdy looking

30 Jan 2017 6:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thank you very much for your information! A beautiful church and a good composition!

30 Jan 2017 7:00pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I like it.

30 Jan 2017 7:05pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

superb blue sky, for an nice présentation!

30 Jan 2017 7:43pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful composition.

30 Jan 2017 8:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love this church. The architecture and the stone work is just gorgeous. Wonderful information. I would love to see the inside!

30 Jan 2017 9:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

What a charming church, and what an intriguing and interesting background story to go with it.

30 Jan 2017 10:08pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful little church superbly captured and a wonderful architecture with fabulous details ...

30 Jan 2017 11:28pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a cute little church. I like the well-worn river stone used in the construction.

31 Jan 2017 1:20am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The church is set in a beautiful spot.

31 Jan 2017 4:06am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle église de pierre ces vitraux ce rendu sueprbe

31 Jan 2017 11:13am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


31 Jan 2017 2:45pm

Remus from Portugal

A lovely church. Very harmonious and well maintained.

31 Jan 2017 4:58pm

ventiqueras from Italy

è un invito ad una preghiera di pace questa preziosa chiesetta in pietra!

2 Feb 2017 10:21am