The second oldest Catholic Church in the United States, Ste. Anne de Detroit was founded in 1701. Following a series of tragedies and change of locations, the current church, located near the Ambassador Bridge, is the eighth Ste. Anne's and dates back to 1886. It's a finely detailed Gothic structure with flying buttresses and four gargoyles near the entrance. The wood altar was taken from the 1818 church. It has the oldest stained glass in Detroit, a beautifully hand-carved communion rail and an impressive old pipe organ. Mass is celebrated daily, with some Sunday masses in Spanish. This is one of the city's greatest architectural and historic treasures.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious