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Cumberland: A center in search of events?

Written September 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Since at least February 2014, the Albany City Council has been trying to get rid of the historic Cumberland Church it bought for $150,000 20 years ago. Now this may finally get done, but if the plan works, it’s going to cost private donors around a million dollars or more.


Old church prompts yet more council talk

Written June 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council wants to get rid of the historic former Cumberland Presbyterian Church but is having a hard time getting it done, as Wednesday’s council discussion showed again.


Land deal proposed for old church

Written June 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The historic former Cumberland Presbyterian Church has periodically occupied the Albany Council for the last 20 years. Now it’s on the agenda again.


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.

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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.

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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.


 
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