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Our first construction project was in 1882. (Now the Hobbs & Black Architects building).Our present building on the corner of Ann Arbor-Saline and Ellsworth Roads is the fourth home for the First UU congregation since its founding in 1865 as the First Unitarian Society of Ann Arbor.

The First Unitarian Society of Ann Arbor was incorporated in the old Ann Arbor court house on January 21, 1867 under the ministry of Charles H. Brigham when they purchased and dedicated the old Methodist Church on the southwest corner of 5th and Ann Streets. In the Fall of 1882 the society moved into the Romanesque building they constructed on the corner of State and Huron, now occupied by Hobbs and Black Architects.

In 1946 the congregation purchased the Dr. Dean Myers family home and moved to the stone chalet (built in 1916) located at 1917 Washtenaw Ave, now serving as the Vitosha Guest House. The congregation added a large addition to that church, designed by University of Michigan architecture professor George B. Brigham, in 1956.

Two of our buildings, the Hobbs and Black building and 1917 Washtenaw, are registered historic buildings.

We held our first service in our 4001 Ann Arbor - Saline Road location January 24, 1999. Our Religious Education Wing was dedicated November 14, 2004.

We built our 2nd home on State & Huron in 1882.

Our State & Huron Church, now home to Hobbs and Black Architects

In 1946 we moved to 1917 Washtenaw Ave. This addition was built in 1956.


1917 Washtenaw after the 1956 addition.

 

The sanctuary at 1917 Washtenaw in 1957.