Double Rainbow over the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church
April 6, 2007
I don’t know if there really was a double rainbow over the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hamtramck, Michigan. While the photo wasn’t posted until yesterday, it was taken on April 1st (another photo from Brett posted below says probably so). Who knows! In any case, it makes a perfect photo for today.
Detroit1701.org – a tremendously informative web site I just found – has an entry on Hamtramck’s Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church:
Ukrainians began coming to metropolitan Detroit shortly after 1900. A large number settled in southern Hamtramck, especially on Grayling between Lumpkin and Joseph Campau. The first Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church was a wooden structure on Grayling opened in 1913. By 1936, this parish operated a complete elementary school. As the congregants prospered, they were able to build the massive church that you see above. The cornerstone for this church was laid in 1942 but it was some years before the building was completed.
Seriously, this is an amazing web site with nearly 100 entries for religious buildings alone as well as hundreds of pages on everything from Detroit statues and public art to noted Detroit-area residences.