St.Florian's Roman Catholic Church and School

2626 Poland St. Hamtramck, Michigan 

named after Florjan (Florian) patron of Poland and Upper Austria, his feast day is May 4

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National Geographic Magazine, June 1979 page 828

Caption from the National Geographic Magazine, pg.827 June 1979:

Spiritual beacon, A Roman Catholic Church rises above a sea of look-alike houses in Hamtramck, an autonomous city whose residents, primarily of Polish descent, are completely surrounded by Detroit.

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Michigan The Wolverine State by the Writers Program   pg. 288        1941:

on Florian Avenue between Latham and Brombach Aves., an imposing edifice of red face brick upon a base of Indiana limestone, was designed in the Gothic style by Cram & Ferguson, Boston architects, and completed in 1928 at a cost of nearly $500,000. The exterior is bold and simple, with excellent detail. The wide nave, with lofty arches at the transepts and tall windows at the sides, has a center aisle leading to the sanctuary, in which high stone-traceried windows rise above a base of colored tiles. The reredos, 50 feet  high, is intricately hand-carved with representations of 6 mysteries in the life of Christ. St. Florian's Parish, the oldest and largest in Hamtramck, was organized in 1908.   The school was run by the Felician Sisters.

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WEBMASTERS NOTE:In 1923 the famous General Jozef Haller, head of the HALLERCZYKI -the Polish Fighters (or Haller's Army) in France visited St. Florian's School.