Historic Home Tour

Marshall Michigan

Trinity Episcopal Church
101 E. Mansion Street

This Gothic Revival Church was completed in 1864.


Trinity Parish was organized in 1836 with its first services conducted in the local schoolhouse.

A village-wide canvas in 1837 raised more than $2000 for a frame construction building at the corner of Eagle and Green streets. In 1861, the parish began construction of the present Gothic Revival church utilizing native sandstone. The architect was Gordon W. Lloyd of Detroit, designer of many notable churches in Michigan. The builder was Nathan Benedict of Marshall. Despite delays caused by Civil War events and inflation, the building was finished in 1864, at a cost of $10,000. Additions were made in 1905 (parish house) and 1967 (kitchen, office and education rooms).

Of special interest are the varied and distinguished windows. The oldest, updated and unsigned, contains symbols of the sacraments of the church. From the 1880s is the “Good Shepherd” window and from the 1890s came the “Mary and Martha” window, the elaborately floral Dibble memorial window over the chancel and the “Jesus as Child and Man” window. The “Te Deum" window at the rear of the nave was a gift from parish and community benefactors Harold and Gladys Brooks in 1960.

The organ (three manuals, 37 ranks of pipes) is by the M. P. Moller Company of Hagerstown, MD (1949/1961).

The Marshall Historic Home Tour began in 1957 as a kitchen tour sponsored by the Trinity Church Women. The tour grew rapidly, and in time, its direction was assumed by the Marshall Historical Society.

Please note that Sunday Church tours will begin at noon.

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