This historic white church stands in the western Michigan town of Arcadia. The historic town is south of Frankfort and was originally named Starkeville after Henry Starke. The post office changed the name of the town to Arcadia which is the name of the township that it is in.
This beautiful historic church stands near the center of town. A Michigan historical marker gives a little bit of history and reads:
In 1880 many Germans left Milwaukee and settled in Manistee County. Among them was lumberman Henry Starke, who vowed to return to Wisconsin if no Lutheran church could be found. Instead, he helped to organize this congregation in 1881, and he platted Arcadia the same year. In 1887 Starke donated land and money for this Neo-Gothic church, completed in 1888. The complex grew to include a parsonage, a school, and a teacherage.
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