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Cathedral Church of St. Paul - Old photos

Image date unknown but when image was taken, the Minstrel’s gallery had not yet been built yet, the “Life of Christ” Window had not been installed yet, and the Clerestory windows and the small window in the west wall were still clear glass.

Crowd of mourners outside St. Paul's Cathedral on the day of Henry Ford's funeral in April 1947.

St. Paul's under construction on Nov. 1, 1910, three months before it held its first services and six-and-a-half months before its dedication.

The church, shortly after its opening, looking north up Woodward.

St. Paul's under construction on Aug. 1, 1910.

Under construction, image from 1910