First Methodist Episcopal Church of Pokagon

Also known as: Original Old Rugged Cross Church
60041 Vermont St., Pokagon Township, Michigan

One of several churches affiliated with The Old Rugged Cross

Photos 

Overview Looking Northeast

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2020

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Description 

At least three churches, two in Michigan and one in Wisconsin, claim to be where the hymn was written or first performed. Apparently, no one is sure which one of the three churches is, in fact, the location of the hymn's composition or performance.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 2002
Reference number
02000295
Architectural style
Victorian
Areas of significance
Religion; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Storage; Religious structure
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1913

Tags 

20th Century (29,076)
Built 1913 (927)
Built during 1910s (8,821)
Cass County, Michigan (10)
Church (5,706)
Michigan (1,946)
Place of worship (6,073)
Private owner (54,398)
Rev. George Bennard (1)
Stone (26,160)
Victorian (19,698)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2020: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 23, 2020: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos

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