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  1. #1
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    Default Holy Name Auditorium

    I always thought this was an awesome building.


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    Location, please!!

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    On the east side of Van Dyke, a few blocks south of McNichols.

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    The auditorium is behind the church. I think there's a school and/or rectory behind the church, and the auditorium is behind them and fronts a side street.

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    Thanks, MikeM. I've seen this church....just never investigated it!!

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    Yes, a nice looking building. It sort of reminds me of a miniature Olympia Stadium.

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    http://www.aodonline.org/AODOnline/N...04HolyName.htm

    there is/was a pretty active group of people who went to Holy Name working to make the park near the church a better place for kids
    it was called Friends of fletcher park,
    http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detr...eld-of-Dreams/

    they had some interior pics of the Auditorium/Gym on a blog
    http://community.detnews.com/blogs/i...008/02/21/p236

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    The former Holy Name of Jesus was located at Van Dyke & Nuremburg. Just a couple of blocks south of 6 Mile which had Ver Hoven Chevrolet on the SE corner.

    Anyway, Holy Name had a distinction in that a sitting U.S. President attended a mass there. In 1966, when U.S. Senator Patrick McNamara died the funeral mass was held at Holy Name. President Lyndon Johnson attended the mass and then burial at Mount Olivet. Yes, this is the same Patrick V. McNamara that the federal building downtown is named after.

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