cumberland church – Hasso Hering


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Cumberland: A community center already

Written February 16th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The former Cumberland Presbyterian church looks good on the inside since volunteers spruced it up, and already it’s become a center for community events.

Posted in: Commentary

Deal proposed to save Cumberland Church

Written September 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The 127-year-old building of the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Albany may be saved and moved after all — if conditions outlined by the city council Wednesday can be turned into an actual deal.

Posted in: Commentary, News

Cumberland church: Bigger costs on horizon

Written August 17th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It’s been more than a year since the Albany City Council voted to try to get rid of the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church it owns at Main Street and Santiam Road. Volunteers have been working on saving the building, and now the council faces a decision on whether to spend money on major repairs.

The old Cumberland Church in lights

Written December 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

At the end of a long and tedious work session of the Albany City Council Monday, Councilman Ray Kopczynski mentioned that Christmas lights had been installed at the former Cumberland Church. Now that, I thought, was worth taking a look.

Doomed or not: Inside Cumberland Church

Written July 29th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Last time I saw the inside of the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Albany it was a jumbled mess, used for storage and not much else. As the video below shows, on Saturday the inside was still old and worn, but picked up and clean.

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Headway on church move and PO

Written July 24th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The mayor’s work group on historic Albany properties is making headway on its two projects: moving and restoring the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church and contacting the Postal Service about finding another site for its downtown post office.

Moving old church: The latest

Written April 24th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Now that an Albany work group has recommended where the old Main Street church should be moved and partially restored, the hard part of this venture begins: Designing the new site and coming up with the money.

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