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New moving date for Cumberland Church

Written October 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Cumberland Church on Sept. 28, the last moving date that was postponed.

In case you’re wondering, the former Cumberland Church in Albany now is scheduled to make its long-awaited move on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The building will be towed from Santiam Road and Main Street, where it has sat since 1892, to a site prepared for it at Santiam Road and Pine Street, near the Albany skatepark and the Habitat for Humanities Restore.

That quarter mile of Santiam Road will be closed for the occasion, obviously.

On its website, the Cumberland Community Events Center says the move, by Emmert International, should start about 7 a.m. and be done by the afternoon. The best places from which to watch are the  Carriage House Plaza parking lot across Santiam, at the start, and later the east end of Hackleman Park.

The moving date has had to be postponed several times for various reasons. The Oct. 12 date was announced on the events center website, and also by City Manager Peter Troedsson in his Friday report to the council.

Background on the building and the events center group, a private nonprofit, is in several stories on this site you can find by putting Cumberland in the search field under the ads on the right. The website of the Cumberland Community Events Center is also worth checking out. (hh)

3 responses to “New moving date for Cumberland Church”

  1. Jim Engel says:

    Great news. We’ll be there with chairs to watch. AND…please donate at their web site as we have. Great cause!

  2. Joel Orton - VP, Cumberland Community Events Center says:

    I hate having to announce yet another delay but the Cumberland will not be moving on the 12th. We learned Friday that the building mover, Emmert International, had not sufficiently communicated to Pacific Power the scope of the move. All parties met on site this (Monday) morning and determined that the move would need to occur on a Sunday. This is to avoid disruption to the businesses along the move route because power has to be temporarily disconnected. We are now working to identify the first available Sunday the move can be accommodated.


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