HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bare steeple: What’s up with Cumberland

Written June 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You may have noticed that the steeple of the former Cumberland Church is partially uncovered. Sheets of particle board protecting it have been taken off.


Council votes to sell former Cumberland site

Written June 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The former site of the historic Cumberland Church in Albany will go to Baldwin General Contracting, which owns the property next door.


Still for sale: Vacant Cumberland lot

Written May 25th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany is hoping to sell the former site of the historic Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a property that the Public Works Department acquired in 2000 for $150,000. But as of today, the vacant lot is still for sale.


City gets one offer for ex-Cumberland lot

Written May 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Envision a little pocket park at this corner, with parking spaces behind it and three or four businesses in what now is the warehouse at the back.


Cumberland update: On its foundation

Written January 19th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Time to check in on the Cumberland Project, the private effort to turn the former church into a community center for Albany, especially the east Willamette neighborhood.


Cumberland update: Hovering over concrete

Written December 4th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Pretty soon now the former Cumberland church is going to settle down on its new concrete foundation, another milestone in the private campaign to turn the historic building into a community center on the east side of old Albany.


Long saga’s next step: Fill the hole and sell it

Written October 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Having gotten rid of the old Cumberland Church by giving it to a nonprofit that paid to get it moved away, the city of Albany now has to deal with the hole that was left behind.


 
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