Forgotten Detroit
Jefferson Avenue Baptist
Jefferson Avenue Baptist

For nearly 80 years a handsome brick church stood proudly far down East Jefferson Ave. The handsome Gothic structure and its ample social and educational facilities were a testament to the wealth of its congregation as well as Detroit as a whole.

It eventually fell into the cycle of decline that doomed so many other structures. The original congregating passed it on to a successor and in time the inheritors were pigeons, vandals and explorers. In spring of 2005 Jefferson Avenue Baptist fell to the wreckers.

The following is my pitiful attempt to document this wonderful building.

Copyright 1999 - 2005, David Kohrman
Last updated on June 10, 2005