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Cumberland move gets Landmarks’ OK

Written October 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Landmarks Commission Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to move — and thereby save — the historic Cumberland Church.


Moving that church: Is there no alternative?

Written October 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The Albany city planning staff has concluded that there’s no “prudent or feasible” alternative to the proposed move of the historic Cumberland Church. Really?


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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