First Street, Albany,

Oregon, 1895

The Cumberland

The Cumberland Church building has been a part of Albany for 128 years.

The church was built in 1892 by the Cumberland Presbyterians, a progressive branch of the Presbyterian Church. 

Below is a clipping from the States Rights Democrat newspaper announcing the dedication of the new Cumberland Church in 1892.

The Cumberland was built in the Queen Anne architectural style. Highlights of the Queen Anne style include varying wall textures such as shingles and spindle work, squared towers, and dominant front-facing gables.

Over the course of 128 years the Cumberland Church has housed different religious groups. Each group left it's own impression on the building from major external structural changes to minor interior cosmetic changes. While in remarkably good structural shape, years of neglect have left the Cumberland in need of restoration.

Timeline of the Cumberland's history.

" Good buildings come from good people." 

-Stephen Gardiner

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