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Woodward Avenue Baptist Church - Old photos

The church, middle background, as seen looking south on Woodward in 1910.

The Neo-Gothic splendor of Woodward Avenue Baptist Church

The church, seen here in 1960, lost its steeple during the widening of Woodward.

The stained-glass ceiling, organ and interior.

The steeple dwarfs passersby along Woodward Avenue.

A view of the sanctuary.

The church house, which, unlike the church itself, was done by architect George D. Mason.

The church in 1929, after the widening of Woodward Avenue.

A pair of the church's massive doors