Trinity United Methodist Church (Highland Park, Michigan)

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Trinity United Methodist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church - Highland Park Michigan.jpg
Trinity United Methodist Church seen from across Woodward
Location13100 Woodward Avenue
Highland Park, Michigan
Coordinates42°24′4.53″N 83°5′36.89″W / 42.4012583°N 83.0935806°W / 42.4012583; -83.0935806Coordinates: 42°24′4.53″N 83°5′36.89″W / 42.4012583°N 83.0935806°W / 42.4012583; -83.0935806
ArchitectGeorge D. Mason
Architectural styleGothic Revival
MPSReligious Structures of Woodward Ave. TR
NRHP reference #82002921[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 3, 1982

The New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is located at 13100 Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, Michigan in Metro Detroit. It was built in 1922 as the Trinity United Methodist Church, in the Gothic Revival style. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]


Trinity United Methodist was built by the Cass United Methodist Church of Detroit, as a mission church to serve membership in Highland Park who lived too far to travel the eight miles to Cass United.[2] The structure served as a Methodist church from its dedication in 1923 until 1978. In 1979, the New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church congregation moved into the building.[2]

In the 1950s the church had a mission for Japanese people.[3]


The former Trinity United Methodist Church is a gray limestone, Gothic Revival church measuring 125 feet by 110 feet. The main facade has a gabled, two-story entrance pavilion with a recessed entrance located between a plain extension and a crenelated tower with belfry. On the side, there is a shallow, gabled transept with a large window, and a projecting entrance between the church and attached chapel.[4]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church from Woodward Ave.
  3. ^ Mayer, p. 30. "Several Japanese attend the Japanese Mission which meets at the Trinity Methodist Church, 13100 Woodward."
  4. ^ National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form: Trinity United Methodist Church