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.

1892

Cumberland church dedicated.

1920's

Building expanded with a cross -gable center section

1931

Grace Mennonite buys the Cumberland

1968

Faith Bible Church buys the Cumberland

1987

Valley Christian Center, Foursquare Church buys the Cumberland

1991

Sequoia Baptist Church buys the Cumberland

1993

Living Water Christian Assembly buys the Cumberland

2000

City of Albany buys the Cumberland to have it removed for a traffic project

" Good buildings come from good people." 

-Stephen Gardiner

401 S. Main St. Albany. OR. 97321  |  contact@albanycumberland.org  |  Tel: 541- 905-0545

Mail: P.O. Box 2495, Albany, OR, 97321

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