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John Anthony Gillis was born in Detroit Michigan in 1975, the son of working class Catholic parents and the youngest of ten children. The man who would become Jack White fondly recalls his connection to the Diocese of Chicago: “I feel strongly connected to God,” an intense and ongoing connection that would eventually lead him to serve as an altar boy.

John Anthony Gillis was born in Detroit Michigan in 1975, the son of working class Catholic parents and the youngest of ten children. The man who would become Jack White fondly recalls his connection to the Diocese of Chicago: “I feel strongly connected to God,” an intense and ongoing connection that would eventually lead him to serve as an altar boy.

St. Agnes Catholic Church - Detroit, Michigan. Abandoned in 2006, for financial reasons, the magnificent stained glass, pews and other things were removed by the diocese. Vandalism has wrecked what remained. The campus is comprised of six buildings including a large school.

Agnes Catholic Church in Detroit, MI was abandoned in for financial reasons. The stained glass, pews and other things were removed by the diocese. A leaking roof and vandalism has ruined what remained.

The Fisher Brothers constructed this massive Tudor Revival home for Bishop Gallagher who headed the Catholic diocese in 1920. It was to serve as his residence, but also as a place for religious meetings. It was and remains the largest residence in the city of Detroit. The architects were from a Boston firm that specialized in ecclesial structures. Cardinal Mooney lived here also and presided over Detroit's Catholics. In 1989 John Salley of the Detroit Pistons brought the home.

The Fisher Brothers constructed this massive Tudor Revival home for Bishop Gallagher who headed the Catholic diocese in 1920. It was to serve as his residence, but also as a place for religious meetings. It was and remains the largest residence in the city of Detroit. The architects were from a Boston firm that specialized in ecclesial structures. Cardinal Mooney lived here also and presided over Detroit's Catholics. In 1989 John Salley of the Detroit Pistons brought the home.

The #Bishop Residence in Palmer Woods, #Detroit.  The Fisher Brothers (of Fisher Body) constructed this massive Tudor Revival home for Bishop Gallagher who headed the #Catholic diocese. It was to serve as his residence, but also as a place for religious meetings. At 39,000 square feet, it was and remains the largest residence in the city of Detroit.  Fun fact, in 1989, the Catholic Church sold it to Piston great #JohnSalley.

The #Bishop Residence in Palmer Woods, #Detroit. The Fisher Brothers (of Fisher Body) constructed this massive Tudor Revival home for Bishop Gallagher who headed the #Catholic diocese. It was to serve as his residence, but also as a place for religious meetings. At 39,000 square feet, it was and remains the largest residence in the city of Detroit. Fun fact, in 1989, the Catholic Church sold it to Piston great #JohnSalley.

The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul serves the Diocese of Detroit. It is another in Woodward Avenue's procession of architecturally significant churches. The building's architect was Ralph Adams Cram, who wanted the cathedral to have a tower, which remanins unbuilt.

The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul serves the Diocese of Detroit. It is another in Woodward Avenue's procession of architecturally significant churches. The building's architect was Ralph Adams Cram, who wanted the cathedral to have a tower, which remanins unbuilt.

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