St. Paul's Catholic Church

157 Lake Shore. St. Paul-On-The-Lake Roman Catholic Church. Completed in 1899 for a parish with a heritage dating to the 1820s. A Gothic Revival country church - pointed arches, flying buttresses and stained glass windows - built under guidance of Father John Elsen, whose funeral was first service in new church. Replaced an 1848 frame church where sermons were in French until 1880s. Grosse Pointe's first Catholic church stood north of Vernier Road on the lake shore.