Michigan has several historic churches. Some are enormous gothic style churches with huge stained glass windows and tall steeples that reach towards heaven. Some are smaller wooden churches in rural northern Michigan where they proudly sit among nature’s beauty. I have seen many churches on my travels around the state but not many of them surprise me like this little white chapel in South Lyon. It stands in the Historic Village Park along with an old schoolhouse and the witches hat depot. ( more on that in a future post ). I stopped to see the depot but was taken back by the proud little standing quietly nearby. I took a few pics then walked up to see what was written on the plaque near the front doors.
To my surprise, I read that the chapel is a Sears and Roebuck mail-order portable chapel. I was aware that Sears sold kit homes but not chapels. It makes sense now that I think about it since it is basically a house with a steeple. I guess it gives new meaning to “House of worship.” The chapel was built on East Liberty Street in 1930 and then moved to the Historic Village in 2000.
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