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First Congregational Church of Detroit

First Congregational Church Detroit's (FCC) initial founding was in 1844. A second building was constructed in 1854 and the present building dates back to 1891. Throught its first three decades, FCC as a congregation, some of its ministers such as Rev. Harvey D. Kitchel, and Rev. Oren C. Thompson and individual members such as Silas Holmes and Samuel P. Mead established substantial contributions to the Underground Railroad and antislavery efforts. FCC, during its early history, demonstrated consistent monetary support of escaped formerly enslaved individuals through Rev. Kitchel's chater membership in and the church's sustained financial support of the Refugees' Home Society (RHS).

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 33 E. Forest Avenue, Detroit, 48201

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Rev. Lottie Jones-Hood

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: Rev. Harvey D. Kitchel,Rev. Oren C. Thompson,Samuel P.Mead,Silas Holmes

Religious Denominations: Congregational