Wyandotte Interactive Tour / Trinity Lutheran Church

Wyandotte, Michigan
1854 Wyandotte Village   |   Ford City   |   Glenwood & Mt. Carmel   |   South Wyandotte

53. Trinity Lutheran Church, Modern, 1st building 1861, Parishioner Jack Yops designed 2nd church in 1961
Trinity Lutheran was formed when a group from the St. John’s Evangelical Church broke off because some members of the church wanted to be Masons and participate in secret societies despite this being against church doctrine.

A 1961 building replaced a much older church constructed on this site in 1961, designed by locally prominent architects Yops and Wilke. Jack Yops was a member and vestryman of Trinity Lutheran, and build 5 or 6 other Lutheran churches downriver. Yops used dark brick, and had a love for natural brick and tiles. This church is unique in the sense it was designed and built by one of the members of the parish.

Architecturally unique, there is a sawtooth canopy and asymmetrical tower in the NE corner with a stylized metal grate on the west side. Façade of sanctuary east of tower has two rectangular side masses and a central mass than angles upwards through the roof line and forward towards the street. Entrance doors with angle glass windows fit the canopy.

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