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Cass Avenue Methodist Church - Photos

Bishop Newman laid the church cornerstone in September of 1891.

In the early years, the Cass membership and constituency were composed almost wholly of well-to-do people.

Cass boasted many of the city’s oldest families and it was one of the most aristocratic churches in Detroit.

Cass has a long reputation of serving those in need since the Great Depression. That's when the church started its first food lines, offering bread and soup to those who were hungry.